Dabovets vineyard is the pride of Midalidare estate. Situated northeasterly over the smaller eastern winery, the vineyard illuminates the view with its specific red clayey soils. After a long period and application of compulsory requirements and practices, in 2018 the vineyard was officially certified for a production of organic grapes.
Dabovets is located in the area of the same name and is 15.4 hectares in size. The soils are characterized by a high content of clay with specific red color. In pedology some soils are defined as red earth, with an accentuated presence of clayey fraction. Red colour indicates variety of iron oxides. The iron oxides differ in colour and may change the shade of the soil according to their conditions. It is therefore possible to determine the degree of soil drainage with a certain approximation. Compared to typical clayey soils, red soils have excellent drainage characteristics. The color of Dabovets vineyard is red-brown and is particularly suitable for the production of wine.
At the central part of Dabovets are planted Chardonnay vines used for Midalidare’s sparkling winemaking. The three blocks are located on areas where soils are with a higher content of limestone, which is an important prerequisite for good water balance and the accumulation of sufficient acidity in the grapes.
Dabovets vineyard is situated on hilly terrain with 10% slope. The average altitude is 360-390 metres above sea level. The temperature amplitudes are great, but the altitude prevents vines from spring frosts. Being a highest vineyard at Midalidare, Dabovets benefits from more than 2800 hours of sunshine per year and more than 100 clear days per year.
Terroir of Dabovets is extremely suitable for reds Syrah, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Mourvedre and white Chardonnay.
Single Vineyard wines from Dabovets are: Midalidare Multi-vintage, Midalidare Winemaker’s Choice Syrah, Grand Vintage Syrah, Grand Vintage Malbec, Grand Vintage Cabernet Franc, Angel’s Share Syrah, Rose de Mourvedre Single Barrel, Rose de Mourvedre, 42/25 Rose Syrah.
Wines made from grapes grown on Dabovets are: Midalidare Reserve, Grande Cuvee, Rock'NRolla, Nota Bene, Midalidare Merlot & Cabernet Franc, Carpe Diem Red, SeeS Rose, Carpe Diem Rose, Midalidare Sparkling Gold Extra Brut, Midalidare Sparkling Brut, Midalidare Sparkling Blanc de Blancs.