Two of Augeo Family Estate’s wines won medals at International Wine Challenge ‎‎2019  in England. Augeo Family Estate’s Melnik 55 2017 received 86 points and won a bronze medal and Augeo Family Estate Ruen 2017 is a ‎Commended Winner.


‎“We have another reason to be proud of our red wines as Augeo Family Estate’s wines from traditional red varieties Melnik 55 and Ruen from vintage 2017 were the only red Bulgarian wines awarded at IWC 2019 in England”, said Gergana Manolova, Marketing Director and a partner in the firm Exquisite Wines.


The jurying of International Wine Challenge 2019 took place between November 12th and 16th ‎2018 in South London. Over  200 experts in wine from 23 countries gave their marks after a blind tasting.


The bronze medalist Augeo Family Estate Melnik 55 2017 has intensive color with cherry nuance. Intensive aroma that combines dark cherries, ripe forest fruits, dry tobacco leaves and almond nuts. The taste is soft from the start until the long finish. It has harmonic taste, with accents from fruit stones, dark cherries, dry forest grass and a hint of dark chocolate. Augeo Melnik 55 2017 is aged in Bulgarian oak barrels for 9 months, giving it notes of toast and tobacco, signaling its maturity and development.


The Commended Winner Augeo Family Estate Ruen 2017 has deep purple color with a fresh fruity aroma. The intensity is pronounced, as aromas of red and black forest fruits, floral notes, raisins and other dried fruits, as well as forest herb aromas could be discovered. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for 7 months, which gives light oak nuances of the taste. The body is full with medium tannins and a long nice finish.


Augeo Family Estate’s wines are winners from wine competitions on three continents. Earlier this year, Augeo Family Estate Melnik 55 2016 won a Double Gold medal in China, Augeo Family Estate Rose 2017 conquered gold in China too and Augeo Family Estate Exquisite Rose 2017 received a gold medal in Canada. Augeo Family Estate’s white wines are also medalists from competitions in Asia and Europe.