Augeo Family Estate Shiroka Melnishka Loza and Merlot 2019 won a gold medal at the The Balkans International Wine Competition 2021. At the 10th jubilee edition, the The Balkans International Wine Competition 2021 took place in Skopje, North Macedonia between June 2nd and 4th, 2021. 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.
“We are really proud that our newest red wine, from a Bulgarian variety, was awarded by the jury of The Balkans International Wine Competition 2021. This year was difficult, this is the only competition where Augeo Family Estate’s wine was participating, which is why we are happy about the result”, shared Gergana Manolova from the family of the producers. “This is the third participation of Augeo Family Estate at the competition and the fourth gold medal for our red wines”, she added.
With the participation in the prestigious competition, Augeo Family Estate proved once again that the Bulgarian wine has excellent qualities.
Augeo Family Estate Shiroka Melnishka Loza and Merlot 2019 includes 70% of the typical variety from Struma Valley and 30% Merlot. The wine has medium intensity color with attractive crimson notes. The aromas are the characteristic for Shiroka Melnishka Loza strawberries, white cherries and red fruit. The distinctive aromas for Merlot blueberry, blackberry and chocolate could be felt as well. The taste reconfirms the aromas with additional fruit notes that could be savored. The wine has a long finish and potential for aging. The series is limited to 2679 bottles.