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Midalidare Merlot & Cabernet Franc, 0.75 L

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Midalidare Merlot & Cabernet Franc

Midalidare's brand of the same name honours the nature and climate conditions typical of the village of Mogilovo. Part of the winemaking philosophy is to grow only grape varieties suitable for the winery's unique terroir. Midalidare brand represents the remarkable features of the area in combination with the varietal characteristics of the grapes, individually or blended. The charm of this series is visually supported by the beautiful monochrome wine labels: each wine has its own unique colour.

Red is the colour of a charming Merlot and Cabernet Franc blend.

Appellation and origin: Red wine, blend of Merlot & Cabernet Franc "Midalidare" from Bulgaria, PGI Thracian Lowlands, Mogilovo. Midalidare estate grown and bottled: Karaliets and Dabovets (BIO certified) vineyards.

Grape varietyBlend of 75% Merlot from Karaliets vineyard & 25% Cabernet Franc from Dabovets vineyard.

Vintage: 2020.

Volume: 750 ml.

Closure: Natural cork.

Alcohol content: 14% vol.

Maturity: Mature; could benefit from further ageing. Keep up to 2-4 years.

Packaging: 6 bottles per case.

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Midalidare Merlot & Cabernet Franc

Tasting notes: Intense, dark ruby red color with light red highlights. Attractive fruity nose with a pronounced spice nuance, fine oak, vanilla, and chocolate tone and a bouquet of fruity aromas of ripe cherries and plums, mulberries, blueberries, and raisins. Elegant, full-bodied, and perfectly balanced in the mouth, with well-integrated tannins, the wine has a refreshing call on sense of ripe berries, raisins, and aromatic spices. Midalidare Merlot & Cabernet Franc reveals very long, spicy finish and a memorable fruity aftertaste.

Serving suggestions: Midalidare Merlot & Cabernet Franc is excellent pair for roasted red meat (beef, lamb), pork, duck, and poultry; turkey with cranberry; pasta; roasted vegetables; goat cheese, Camembert, Feta; mushrooms. Serve at 16-18°С, in Cabernet/Merlot or Bordeaux glass (tall stem, larger bowl, wide rim) or regular Red wine glass.

Storage: Cool and dark place, at temperature 12-15°С.

Midalidare Merlot & Cabernet Franc

Midalidare Merlot & Cabernet Franc is Midalidare estate grown and bottled oak aged Bulgarian red wine, blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, 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 14 years,
  • South exposure,
  • East-West row orientation,
  • Double vertical shoot positioning (VSP or double guyot),
  • Vine density at the rate of 4000 plants per hectare,
  • Controlled yield,
  • Controlled water balance,
  • Twofold regulation of production - green pruning and veraison pruning.

 

Winemaking:

  • Harvest by hand from the end of September to the beginning of October,
  • Cooling,
  • Double sorting and press,
  • Cold soak and decanting,
  • Slow stainless steel fermentation,
  • Post-maceration,
  • Malolactic fermentation,
  • Ageing in French oak barrels for 10 - 12 months.
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