We present Midalidare Carbonic Maceration Petit Verdot 2021
Petit Verdot is a variety with high requirements. It is appreciated for its deep, dense color and noticeable tannins, as well as for its gorgeous fruity-floral aromas. Usually, the acidity is low, but the specific terroir in Mogilovo naturally increases the acid levels. In order to reveal the full potential of the variety, at Midalidare we used the carbonic maceration technique as a part of the Midalidare Carbonic Maceration Petit Verdot winemaking. The result is an elegant varietal wine, with a lighter color, complex aroma, soft tannins, excellent balance, and very good aging potential.
Carbonic maceration describes a red winemaking whole bunch or whole berry fermentation technique in which the first phase of fermentation is conducted in a completely anaerobic atmosphere, which transforms a small amount of malic acid and sugar in grapes to ethanol, along with traces of many flavourful aromatic compounds, without the intervention of yeasts.
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