Taste the aroma of Mogilovo and feel the spirit of Midalidare with 42/25 Merlot. Pin the red colour, follow the location, experience an exciting emotion. The journey starts with a glass of 42/25 right where you are, goes through 42 degrees latitude and 25 degrees longitude and ends wherever you decide.
The Burgundy-red PIN is located at the easternmost plots of Karaliets vineyard. There the Merlot vines are planted.
Appellation and origin: Red wine Merlot "42/25" from Bulgaria, PGI Thracian Lowlands, Mogilovo. Midalidare estate grown and bottled: Karaliets vineyard.
Grape variety: 100% Merlot from Karaliets.
Volume: 750 ml.
Closure: Screw cap.
Alcohol content: 14% vol.
Maturity: Mature; keep 3-5 years.
Packaging: 6 bottles per case.
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Tasting notes: Shiny and dense ruby red color. Intensive spicy-fruity aroma, dominated by notes of black pepper and cloves and juicy fruits typical of the variety: black cherries, blackberries, gooseberries and ripe plums. An elegant oak tone and a light earthy shade complete the fragrant bouquet. 42/25 Merlot is soft and balanced in the mouth, with velvety tannins. The body is medium, the spicy-fruity palate corresponds to the bouquet. The finish is spicy, with hints of oak and cherry jam.
Serving suggestions: This spicy, yet fresh Merlot matches soft to medium-hard cheeses and tender red and white meats, as well as exotic cuisine, meat stews and generously seasoned vegetable dishes. Pair with mild to medium (but not very strongly flavoured) hard cheeses. Spaghetti and meatballs, lasagne and macaroni cheese; spicy rice dishes and bean dishes with smoked ham or chorizo; roast turkey; chinese style crispy duck pancakes; braised short ribs; chicken, pork or rabbit casseroles with a fruity element. Serve at 16-18°C, in Cabernet/Merlot wine glass (tall stem, large bowl with slightly tapered top, narrow rim) or regular Red wine glass.
Storage: Cool and dark place, at temperature 12-15°С.
42/25 Merlot is estate grown and bottled, partial French oak aged Bulgarian red varietal wine with Protected Geographical Indication Thracian Lowlands.
Terrior: Karaliets vineyard
- Average to low sandy and clayey soils,
- South exposure,
- 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 the vines 13 years,
- Double vertical shoot positioning (VSP or double guyot),
- Twofold regulation of production - Green pruning and veraison pruning.
- Double sorting and press,
- Cold soak,
- Slow fermentation in stainless steel vats,
- Partial ageing in French oak barrels.
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