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.
Augeo Family Estate Shiroka Melnishka Loza and Merlot 2019 is a gold medalist at The Balkans International Wine Competition 2021.
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.
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