Carpe Diem Red

Appelation and origin: Red wine, blend of Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah & Malbec “Carpe Diem” from Bulgaria, PGI Thracian Lowlands, Mogilovo. Midalidare estate grown and bottled.

Vineyard: Karaliets, Shipkata and Dabovets (Bio certified).

Grape variety: Blend of 60% Merlot form Karaliets, 20% Syrah from Shipkata, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from Karaliets & 10% Malbec from Dabovets.


  • Organic certified vineyard (Dabovets),
  • Altitude 290-360 metres above sea level,
  • Hilly terrain with 6%-10% slope,
  • Аlluvial, average to low sandy, with a high content of clay (Karaliets),
  • Alluvial soils with high presence of limestone (Shipkata),
  • Red clayey soils with high presence of iron oxides (Dabovets),
  • Northern air currents from the wide valleys,
  • Mild winter, hot summer,
  • Optimal proportion of sunshine and rainfall,
  • Big temperature amplitude.

Harvest: By hand, at the end of September for Merlot, in mid-October for Syrah, in the second half of October for Cabernet Sauvignon and at the end of October for Malbec. 


  • Cooling,
  • Double sorting and press,
  • Cold soak and decanting,
  • Slow stainless steel fermentation,
  • Post-maceration,
  • Partial мalolactic fermentation,
  • Partial аgeing in French oak barrels.

Ageing: 6-10 months.

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

Volume: 375, 750ml, 1500 ml, Bag-in-Box 3000 ml

Closure: Diam cork (Diam for still wines), Screw cap.

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Carpe Diem is Midalidare's brand for friends, for fun, for everyday moments in life. The brand consists of red, rose and white wine, all of them blended of several varieties. Carpe Diem wines are young, vibrant and expressive. They are suitable for every taste, every moment and are excellent paired with a variety of dishes. With Carpe Diem wines, emotions come to life in the enjoyment of the present.


Vines are of French origin, at average age of 15 years. The orientation of rows is East-West, with southern exposure. The forming is double vertical shoot positioning (VSP or double guyot). Regulation of production is twofold - the first operation is always done when the height of the shoots is 15-20 cm. The second regulation is made when the bunches start to change colour, in the veraison period. Water balance is controlled daily.

Tasting notes

The wine has a dense ruby red colour with violet hints. Aromas of ripe cherries, plums, blueberries, whit spicy notes and cocoa and smoky tones. Carpe Diem Red reveals velvet body, soft tannins, and perfect fruity taste with spicy aftertaste.

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Winemaking notes

The harvest for Carpe Diem Red takes place in the early morning, at the end of September for Merlot, in mid-October for Syrah, in the second half of October for Cabernet Sauvignon and at the end of October for Malbec. Manually harvested grapes are carried out in 10-12 kg boxes.

The varieties undergoes separated winemaking, and their proportion in the blend may vary depending on the vintage. After 24-hour cooling the grapes are carefully double sorted by hand. At first the whole clusters are sorted and after being destemmed, the second sorting of the grapes is carried out. The fine selection of grapes is sent by gravity to stainless fermenters whose shape resemble an open wooden vat, specially designed by Midalidare. There, at controlled temperature, cold soak takes place in order to obtain maximum coloring substance and fruity flavor from the skin. Gentle warming preceded the yeasts introduction and slow fermentation at controlled temperature. A post maceration is carried out. Then the wine is drained from the fermenters and part of the blend is fed for ageing into 225-litres French oak barrels (barrique). Malolactic fermentation takes place under controlled temperature. Carpe Diem Red is partial aged for 6 to 10 months. Rough filtration and blending complete the process.

Serving suggestions

  • Food pairing: Perfect match for roasted goat, steak & potatoes, beef stew.
  • Serving temperature: 16-18°C.
  • Recommended glass: Cabernet/Merlot or Bordeaux glass (tall stem, larger bowl, wide rim)  or regular Red wine glass.
  • Storage: Cool and dark place, at temperature 12-1°С.

aLCOHOL CONTENT: 14.5% vol.


residual sugar: 3.6 g/l

ph: 3.4

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