26 Jul Villa Melnik With Two Medals from Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2018
We are happy to share with you that two of our wines have been awarded medals from Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2018:
Silver Medal – Aplauz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2014
Bronze Medal – Bergule Cuvee 2013
We are honoured that the Chinese judges highly praise our wines. We look forward to establishing our presence on the Asian markets in the future (so far, we have only made baby steps). We hope that in the future, our wines from local Melnik varieties will also receive medals.
AplauZ Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon – 100 %
Alcohol: 15 % vol.
Winemaking: The wine is made from carefully selected grapes. Aged 15 months in Bulgarian oak barrels.
Food pairings: beef, lamb, spicy food
Serving tips: 17-18 о С, decant before drinking
Best enjoyed: (2018-2025)
Vintage 2015 – not sent to competitions yet
Vintage 2014: Silver Medal – Shangai International Wine Challenge 2018
GOLD MEDAL – International Wine Contest Bucharest 2017
Vintage 2013: Gold medal at „Selection Mondiales des Vins“ 2016, Canada
Vintage 2012: Bronze medal at Decanter World Wine Awards 2015, London
Silver medal at International Wine Competition Vinaria 2015, Plovdiv;
Vintage 2011: Gold medal „Selection Mondiales des Vins“ 2014, Canada;
Silver medal at „Balkans International Wine Competition“ 2013, Sofia
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon – 50 %, Syrah – 35 %, Merlot – 15 %
Alcohol: 14 % vol.
Winemaking: Aged 9 months in Bulgarian oak barrels.
Characteristic: Beautiful, deep ruby color. Striking and complex nose with depth and intensity. Aromas of smoke, roasted meat, spices, baked black fruit with chocolate and noble earthy tones. Delicious, juicy and fresh flavor. With a medium body, and great balance. The finish is long and memorable.
Food pairings: spicy food, lamb, veal, game (deer, venison)
Serving tips: 17-18о С,
Best enjoyed: (2019-2023)
Awards: Vintage 2015 – not sent to competitions yet
Vintage 2013: SILVER – Balkans International Wine Competition 2017
BRONZE – Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2018
¢GOLD MEDAL – Concours Mondial du Bruxelles 2017
¢GOLD MEDAL – International Wine Contest Bucharest 2017
¢BEST BUY – DiVino 2016