Vineyards Selection Tenevo of “Villa Yambol” is the highest rated red wine in the 30th edition of the Mondial de Bruxelles
Bulgarian winemaking has opened a new golden chapter in its development. A native wine was determined to be the best in the world. This is Vineyards Selection Tenevo, produced by Villa Yambol.
It received the highest rating during this year’s thirtieth edition of the prestigious Mondial de Bruxelles wine forum. The Bulgarian drink won the Revelation Red Wine title. The award-winning Vineyards Selection is produced from selected vineyards of “Vila Yambol” in the Tenevo microdistrict. It is made from three varieties – Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, vintage 2017. The cellar from Yambol is the winner of medals in our country. In addition to the Grand Gold Medal, he also won six other awards for white and red wines and two – for rosettes. Kabile Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, Kabile Reserve Merlot, Kabile Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Kabile Reserve Syrah were awarded gold. Silver won Vineyards Selection Troyanovo from Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay varieties. Gold was also awarded to rosettes in the Kabile and Vineyards Selection brands as the competition session for these was held earlier this year.
A total of 73 white and red Bulgarian wines took part in this year’s Mondial de Bruxelles, of which 27 received medals. This means almost 37% of awarded wines, surpassing the competition average of 25-28% and is another attestation of the quality of native winemaking. Among the medals won, the most prestigious award was the Large Gold. It is awarded to only 1% of the wines at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. In addition to 13 gold and 11 silver medals, Bulgaria was awarded three large gold medals, including Vineyards Selection Tenevo.
Vineyards Selection is the collector’s series of wines of “Villa Yambol”, created with the idea of unfolding the most captivating characteristics of the terroir of the Eastern Thracian lowland. Red wines are made from three microdistricts – Tenevo, Topolitsa and Bolyarovo. The plantations of the awarded in Tenevo are from 2005. The vineyards are planted according to the “Wind Rose” – a compass that determines the intensity of air currents, their direction and strength. The grape harvest starts in mid-August and lasts until mid-October, the grapes are picked by hand. Villa Yambol is one of the oldest in Southern Bulgaria. It manages nearly 10,000 decares of vineyards and is a leader in the more mainstream class of wines with the Villa Yambol brand of the same name.
The Mondial de Bruxelles traveling competition is held in a different location each year. This year, tasters and global wine experts from 45 countries gathered in Porec, Croatia in mid-May. There were 7,500 drinks shipped from 50 countries around the world. In terms of number of awards, the region of Bordeaux has the most – over 250. Next year, the prestigious competition will be held in America for the first time, hosted by Mexico.
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