On March 22, Wines of Bolivia organized a trade presentation and tasting the Belgium Association of Sommeliers in Bruges, Belgium.
The event was attended by some 30 representatives of the press and sommeliers corps. The 11 wines which were presented were:
(1) Altosama Brut
(2) Kohlberg Ugni Blanc 2016
(3) Sausini Muscat 2016
(4) Campos de Solana Trio Blanco 2016
(5) Uvairenda Syrah 2015
(6) Casa Grande Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
(7) Kohlberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
(8) Sausini Blend 2011
(9) Uvairenda Tannat 2015
(10) Aranjuez Tannat 2014
(11) Campos de Solana Tannat Unico 2015
All attendants were pleasantly surprised by the quality and style of the wines presented. Cees van Casteren MW presented the history and specifics of the Bolivian wine scene, highlighting the high altitude (the diurnal difference gives freshness and the ultra high UV gives very smooth tannins) and the climatic influence (summer rains cause a more elegant and Old World charm to the wines). So far only Uvairenda and Sausini are available in Belgium and Luxembourg via the importer Excluvino (www.excluvino.com).