Presentation of Chongqing COKC – Wine Company
The General Manager, David/Svetoslav Spasov , of the Chongqing COKC has accepted to introduce his wine company on the Maxxelli Blog.
Chongqing COKC Business Co., Ltd. was established in the beginning of 2007. It is a 100% Bulgarian investment and in its short history it has managed to become a leading direct importer of exclusive Bulgarian wines in Chongqing. The company team is young, energetic and dedicated to introduce best value wines from different regions in Bulgaria. The office of the company is located in the Yangjiaping area, above the Chongqing Department store. The company offers a total of 12 products and is regularly adding new items to its catalog.
Another of the company’s goals is to develop the general wine culture in Chongqing and Chengdu by offering a fresh taste and variety of choices. Organizing and taking part in numerous wine tastings and competitions, the wines from the Chongqing COKC continue to surprise with excellent quality and competitive prices.
Since it was established, the company has attracted a great interest not only from the local market, but also from Beijing, Shanghai, Guandong, Chengdu and Xi’an. Its customers in Chongqing include foreign owned companies, local, private and state owned companies, restaurants and 5-star hotels.
The selection of wines that the company offers to the local markets are not only focused on introducing varieties and blends such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. The company has something better to offer - something unique to Bulgaria – Wines made from grape varieties like Melnik, Rubin, Ruen and Mavrud. These Wines are in the top of their wine collection. They are absolutely great to have at home, offer as corporate gifts or presents to friends and family.
Some of my personal choices are:
The “ReDark” by Damianitza (currently the vintage from 2005), is a wine that in 2008 was awarded the silver medal at the “Vinalies Internationales” in Paris – France. The wine is full and ripe with a really tasteful and refined blackfruit aroma. The blackfruit flavor comes from an abundance of rustic tannins. The ReDark has an intense nose of riper fruit with a slightly hot finish. Its taste is quite complex with raspberry and an intriguing hint of spices. The RedDark has a limited release of 8369 bottles from which the Chinese market only gets 1000 bottles. This is our highest priced wine with a tag of RMB 320.
The Uniqato series is showing the unique Bulgarian indigenous varieties. Uniqato melnik is a single variety wine made of the Melnik grape, which is unique to the South-west Bulgaria. It is a full bodied wine with velvety and strong tannins, offering a long and warm fruity aftertaste. This is a Classic wine with a unique style. It also has a limited release of about 50.000 bottles. Bronze medal winner at the Decanter world wine awards in 2007. This wine should be recommended to everyone who likes fruity and full bodied wines. The price for this wine is RMB 198.
Another member of the Uniqato series is the Rubin – a Bulgarian blending of Nebbiolo and Shiraz with a velvety and round body with a well structured tannins and an intense fruit character which offers an elegant and long warm finish. Limited release of about 28.000 bottles. It was the bronze medal winner at 2008 Decanter world wine awards and gold medal winner at 2008 MundusVINI, Germany. Its price is RMB228.
The No Man’s Land series are priced at RMB98 per bottle and includes white, rose and red wines, which offer clean fruitfulness, succulent and harmonic freshness in combination with dense, but not in any case a harsh taste. These wines are perfect if you are having parties, enjoying wine with your movie or just in case your friends would stop by.
The company also serves as an agent for five of the leading wineries and spirit manufacturers in Bulgaria. Below is a short introduction to all of them:
Damianitza – a small winery settled in the Struma valley focusing on introducing wines from Bulgarian local grape varieties – melnik, rubin (a Bulgarian crossing of Nebbiolo with Shiraz) and ruen. It is a leading wine producer in Bulgaria. It produces primarily premium and super-premium wines. The approach for each wine batch is individual to ensure minimum treatment in order to best demonstrate the nature of the product. Its most famous brands are the ReDark, No Man’s Land and the Uniqato families.
Telish is another supplier of the company. On the Bulgarian market this company is well known for its single variety “telish” series of wines. In 2007 the company released their first vintage from the second cellar – Castra Rubra – meaning the Red Fortress. Their “Via Diagonalis” wine includes Mavrud – Bulgaria’s highest quality local grape. Both wineries are working with Michel Rolland, the world-famous enologist, who is exclusively their consultant for Bulgaria.
Vini Sliven – A leading spirit manufacturer best known on the Bulgarian market for its “Sliven’s Pearl” brandy, but on the Chinese market their success comes from the “ultraBLUE” vodka, which in fact is – blue. Combining tradition and fashion, the ultraBLUE vodka is for everybody who is looking for excitement, but yet searching for a traditional soft taste. The vodka which is made of grape alcohol is produced by going through three distillations combined with high mountain water and honey. With its highly unique blue color and soft but strong taste, this vodka is appreciated in cocktails or simply on the rocks.
Peshtera – Black Ram Whisky has a strong character and a noble taste. The whisky undergoes a minimum of three years of aging in oak barrels with a maximum capacity of 700 liters. Combining the force of the best grains and the purity and softness of the mountain water gives this whisky a symbol excellence and an exquisite taste.
With these products and many more wines personally selected by me, you cannot make a wrong choice when buying wine from Chongqing COKC. I’m also available to offer my professional advice for choosing, serving, pairing or other questions to best enjoy the wines of the Chongqing COKC Business.
General Manager Chongqing COKC Business Co., Ltd.
Chong Bai building, appendix 1, 10-2
JiuLongPo District, YangJiaPing Main Str. No 24
Chongqing 400050, China
for short : Chongqing department store in yangjiaping, floor 10, office 2.
for english service please call: 13036316317 David