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.
The 2018 blend consists of 55% Merlot, 35% Malbec and 10% Syrah. Each variety undergoes traditional for Midalidare vinification: cold soak, alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats and post-maceration. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 10-12 months, blending and bottling follows. Nota Bene is not processed prior bottling so it is possible that natural sediment could form during the bottle ageing.
Nota Bene 2018 reveals opaque, inky purple colour. Intensive, expressive nose with aromas of ripe berries, predominant blackberries, liquorice, natural chocolate and hints of leather and rum with a nicely integrated oaky-vanilla tone. Note Bene is rich, full-bodied, fruity wine with ripe, velvety tannins. A long, spicy finish ends in an expressive aftertaste.
Nota Bene 2018 volume 750 ml is now available on the market and at Midalidare e-shop.