Appelation and origin: Sparkling wine from Bulgaria, Chardonnay Brut “Midalidare Sparkling”, traditional sparkling winemaking Blanc de Blancs, Thracian Lowlands, Mogilovo. Midalidare estate grown and bottled
Vineyard: Prisovete and Dabovets (Bio certified).
Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay.
Harvest: By hand, in the beginning of August.
Maturation: At least 18 months on the lees.
Maturity: Mature. Could benefit from further ageing. Keep 10 years and more.
Volume: 750ml, 1500ml
Closure: Cork, Diam Cork (MYTIK DIAM)
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. Midalidare Blanc de Blancs Brut NV was presented on the market in 2019. The wine made according to the traditional method of sparkling winemaking, with bottle fermentation, at least 18 months ageing on the lees and with exceptional attention to detail.
Chardonnay vines are at average age of 8 years in vintage 2021. The orientation of rows is East-West, with northern exposure. 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. 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.
Fine and elegant mousse. Generous floral nose, a deliciously refreshing, yet rich palate and clean, satisfying finish. Midalidare Blanc de Blancs Brut is crispy, rich, and fruity wine that develops a toasty finesse.
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The harvest takes place in the early mornings, in the beginning of August. Manually harvested grapes are carried out with 10-12 kg boxes and cooled for 24 hours.
The winemaking process starts with step-by-step fractioned whole-cluster pressing and separating the fractions. Clarification, decanting and primary fermentation at controlled temperature precede the ageing on the lees, blending and cold stabilization. Then, sterile filtration and yeasts introduction are the preparation for the fermentation in bottle. A few hours after the wine is bottled, stopped with a crown cap and stored in a wine cellar horizontally for a second fermentation. The second fermentation is carried out for about 40 days at controlled temperature. During the process the pressure inside the bottle increases from 0 to 7 bars. The following process is ageing on the lees at controlled low temperature, for 18 to 24 months or more. After ageing, the bottles undergo a process known as remuage (riddling). Тhe bottles are placed on special racks called pupitres, with the crown cap pointed down. Daily, several times a day, the bottles are given a turn with the angle gradually increased. For the process of degorgement the bottles are placed upside down and the bottle neck is freezed. The crown cap is then popped off which allows the frozen lees to shoot out of the pressurized bottle. The liquid level is complemented with “liqueur d'expedition” (dosage) and the wine is bottled and corked. The final steps are Poignettage – gentle shaking of the bottles in order to homogenize the dosage, and Mirage or inspection of the limpidity of the wine. At the end of his long winemaking process, Midalidare sparkling Blanc de Blancs is aged for at least 3 months in bottle.
aLCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5% vol.
TOTAL ACIDITY: 6.7 g/l
residual sugar: 3.9 g/l