Vigour, finesse, and irresistible fruit are combined in this magnificent cuvee by Midalidare. Created in 2009 as the winery’s first triple red blend, Grande Cuvee is different for each vintage, but always combines three of the most respected Bordeaux varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec.
Appellation and origin: Red wine, blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & Malbec “Grande Cuvee” from Bulgaria, PGI Thracian Lowlands, Mogilovo. Midalidare estate grown and bottled: Karaliets vineyard and Dabovets vineyard (Bio certified).
Grape variety: Blend of 70% Merlot from Karaliets, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon from Karaliets and 10% Malbec from Dabovets.
Closure: Natural cork.
Alcohol content: 14% vol.
Maturity: Mature; could benefit from further ageing. Ageing potential is 10 years and more.
Packaging: 6 bottles per case.
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Tasting notes: Deep, intensive inky colour with ruby shades. Elegant and complex aroma of ripe fruits – cherry, plum, blackberry and mulberry, fine notes of hips and elder-berry and hints of spices, smoke, and dried meat. Excellent concentration on the palate with ripe tannins. Very well balanced phenolics and acids. Round, soft, full-bodied with long aftertaste. Grande Cuvee is spicy wine with lush fruit, oaky touch, and elegant smoky taste. The finish is long and memorable, with spicy aftertaste.
Serving suggestions: Grande Cuvee pairs well with steak, especially richer steak dishes such as Tournedos Rossini; posh burgers; Japanese-style steak dishes; roast duck and Chinese-style crispy duck pancakes; Christmas turkey, pasta with cheese and macaronnada (a pasta baked with meat); hard cheese as Cheddar. Serve at 16-18°С, in in Cabernet/Merlot or Bordeaux glass (tall stem, larger bowl, wide rim) or regular Red wine glass. Decant at least two hours before serving.
Storage: Cool and dark place, at temperature 12-15°С.
Grande Cuvee is estate grown and bottled, oak fermented and oak aged red Bulgarian wine, blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, with Protected Geographical Indication Thracian Lowlands.
Terroir: Karaliets and Dabovets vineyards
- Organic certified vineyard (Dabovets),
- Altitude 300-390 metres above sea level,
- Hilly terrain with 6%-10% slope,
- South exposure,
- East-West row orientation,
- Аlluvial, average to low sandy, with a high content of clay (Karaliets),
- Red clayey soils with high presence of iron oxides (Dabovets),
- Mild winter, hot summer,
- Optimal proportion of sunshine and rainfall,
- Big temperature amplitude.
Viticulture: Wine is made at the vineyard
- Plants of French origin,
- Average age of 10 years,
- Double vertical shoot positioning (VSP or double guyot),
- Twofold regulation of production - green pruning and veraison pruning.
- Harvest by hand from the end of September to the end of October,
- Double sorting and press,
- Cold soak and decanting,
- Slow fermentation in barrels,
- Malolactic fermentation,
- Ageing in French oak barrels for at least 12 months.