Following the principles and practices built over the centuries in already recognized wine regions the Midalidare Sparkling Wine project was launched. 10 years ago, after a profound terroir analysis and assessment, the first vines of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier was planted on the Prisovete and Dabovets vineyards. In accordance with the winemaking philosophy of Midalidare, a new winery is building. Agronomists Francesco Fogolin and Ivan Kolaksazov and оenologists Marco Zizioli, Nikolay Katerov and Alexander Aleksiev are part of the team that creates the sparkling wines. A sparkling wine made according to the traditional method of sparkling winemaking, bottle fermentation, minimum 24 months ageing on the lees and made with exclusive attention to detail.
Chardonnay vines are at average age of 8 years. The forming is single vertical shoot positioning (VSP or singe guyot), the density is 5000 plants per hectare. The yield is controlled at 9-10 ton/ha. Regulation of production, e.g., green pruning is made when the height of the shoots is 15-20 cm. Only one shoot per bud is left. No second regulation is made since the aromatic white varieties need more leaf mass in order to obtain and concentrate aroma. Also, an important viticulture practice is controlling the water balance. The harvest for sparkling winemaking grapes precedes the one for still winemaking and usually starts two-three weeks earlier.
Shiny, golden-yellow colour with a green reflection. The mousse is rich, ample and prolonged. The nose is dominated by ripe apple with a pleasant citrus bitterness. On the palate aromas of green apple and citrus peel take over. Midalidare Sparkling Brut is fresh, tensed, full-bodied wine with good structure. Persistent finish is complimented by elegant apple citrusy aftertaste.