19 May Two Gold Medals from Concourse Mondial de Bruxelles 2019

We are proud to announce the results of the prestigious international wine contest Concourse Mondial de Bruxelles 2019: Gold medal for Hailstorm 2016 and Gold medal for Aplauz Reserve Merlot 2016!

The Hailstorm struck on July 1st 2016. It devastated 75% of the yield. The grapes that survived took in all the strength of the vine. The result is a wine with incredible concentration and power, a blend of Melnik 55, Mavrud, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Challenges create opportunities!

Aplauz Reserve Merlot 2016 – Single varietal Merlot, hand-selected from our own vineyards near Harsovo, Bulgaria, and aged 18 months in new Bulgarian barriques. Deserves aplauz for the hard work of the vinegrowers, the craftsmanship of the winemakers, and for those who share the wine with friends.