Two of the Augeo Family Estate wines won medals at China Wine and Spirits Awards 2018. Augeo Rose 2017 won a gold medal and Augeo Sauvignon Blanc 2017 conquered a silver medal. The wines of Augeo Family Estate are the only Bulgarian ones to win medals in this year’s edition.
“It is an enormous joy and pride for us to receive another international reward, and it helps us to show the world that in Bulgaria we make amazing wine at a high level,” said Gergana Manolova, Marketing Director and a partner in the firm Exquisite Wines.
The gold medalist Augeo Family Estate Rose 2017 is a blend between the typical Bulgarian grape variety Shiroka Melnishka with Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The wine is fresh with fruity and flower aromas and has medium body. The silver medal winner Augeo Family Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is tenderly and fresh wine has pale yellow color made in European style.
The competition was challenging with over 5 thousand wines participating from all over the world. Over 100 wine experts from China were jury members at the competition. They had a blind tasting using the 100 points system in order to rank the wines in the prestigious competition that took place earlier in August in Hong Kong.
The Augeo Family Estate wines are medalists from wine challenges in three continents. Earlier this year Augeo Family Estate Melnik 55 2016 added a double gold medal again from China to its medal from England from November last year, and Augeo Family Estate Exquisite Rose 2017 won gold in Canada.
China is a wine market that continues to grow exponentially and the interest for importing European wine is increasing each year. China is set to become the second largest in the world by 2020 in terms of wine consumption, overtaking traditional markets like the UK and France. The import of wine from all over the world is worth 21 billions of dollars each year.