Grape varieties grown in Midalidare are carefully selected depending on their own characteristics and according to the terroir of Mogilovo. But there are three red varieties that stand out in their development and inspire the creation of Nota Bene. A unique triple blend of Merlot, Malbec, and Syrah, in different percentage for each vintage, Nota Bene "pays special attention" to the best of Midalidare, banded together in a bottle of red wine.
Appellation and origin: Red wine, blend of Merlot, Malbec & Syrah “Nota Bene” from Bulgaria, PGI Thracian Lowlands, Mogilovo. Midalidare estate grown and bottled: Karaliets vineyard and Dabovets vineyard (Bio certified).
Grape variety: Blend of 75% Merlot from Karaliets, 15% Malbec from Dabovets & 10% Syrah from Dabovets.
Volume: 750 ml.
Closure: Natural cork.
Alcohol content: 14% vol.
Maturity: Mature; could benefit from further ageing. Keep 3 to 5 years.
Packaging: 6 bottles per case.
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Tasting notes: Opaque, inky purple colour. Intensive, expressive nose with aromas of ripe cherry and blackberry, spices, natural chocolate, and nicely integrated oaky-vanilla tone. Nota Bene is rich, full-bodied, fruity wine with ripe, lush tannins and excellent acidity balance. A long, spicy finish ends in an expressive aftertaste.
Serving suggestions: Nota Bene pairs well with chicken, pork or lamb with BBQ sauce or Asian style, mild spicy meats, and pasta, as well as ripe cheeses. Serve at 16-18°С, in Cabernet/Merlot or Bordeaux glass (tall stem, larger bowl, wide rim) or regular Red wine glass.
Storage: Keep at cool and dark place, at temperature 12-15°С.
Nota Bene is Midalidare estate grown and bottled, partly oak fermented and oak aged red Bulgarian wine, blend of Merlot, Malbec, and Syrah, 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,
- 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 13 years in vintage 2019,
- South exposure,
- East-West row orientation,
- 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 stainless steel fermentation,
- Slow French oak barrels fermentation,
- Malolactic fermentation,
- Ageing in French oak barrels for 10 - 12 months.