Augeo Family Estate Melnik 55 2018 is a gold medalist at The Balkans International Wine Competition 2020 (BIWC). The ninth edition of BIWC 2020 took place in Belgrade, Serbia between September 9th and 11th 2020. The date had to be changed twice due to the pandemic situation. Wine experts from over 20 countries, along with the Chairman of the jury Mr Konstantinos Lazarakis MW tasted and graded the wines during the competition.

“In regard to the dynamic situation this year, this is the only competition where an Augeo Family Estate wine is participating, which is why we are extremely proud of the result,” shared Gergana Manolova from the family of the producers.

The third wine of Augeo Family Estate from the grape variety Melnik 55 confirmed the success of the already depleted earlier vintages. With the participation in the prestigious competition, Augeo Family Estate proved once again that the Bulgarian wine has excellent qualities.

The gold medalist Augeo Family Estate Melnik 55 2018 has deep cherry color. The intensive aroma combines ripe forest fruits, strawberries, dried fruits and accents of forest herbs and vanilla cream. The taste is complex and rich, with sweet notes of ripe fruits, cinnamon and forest herbs. The wine was aged for 12 months in new 225L Bulgarian oak barrels, which give intensive notes of oak in the taste. It has the characteristic of the grape variety medium body and a spicy finish. The potential for aging in the bottle is long and probably the wine will develop well and will keep its strong points for 3 or more years after bottling.