The new vintage of Augeo Family Estate Shiroka Melnishka Loza and Merlot 2020 also includes 30% of merlot. The wine has clear and bright ruby color. In the aromas could be felt the typical for the local Bulgarian variety shiroka melnishka loza red fruits like strawberries, cherries and Morello, and also blackberry, raspberry and dark chocolate. The tastes include also floral and fruity notes, as well as herbal ones. The wine has not been in contact with oak barrels, giving it freshness and allowing the unique characteristics of the varieties to show. It has soft and balanced tannins, medium body and a long finish. Good food-wine pairing would be a cheese platter, dishes with red meat, as well as desserts with chocolate.
The Shiroka Melnishka Loza grapes came from our own vineyards near Vranya village, planted in 1955. The grape variety Shiroka Melnishka Loza was named after the broad leaves of its vine and after the region where the grapes grows – Melnik. The grape variety is unique and cannot be found anywhere else around the world. Merlot is an international variety, originating from France. In our country it grows well in the Thracian valley in the regions with stony soil and long hours of sunshine. The wines have a protected geographical indication Thracial Valley.