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Calista Chardonnay

Appelation and origin: PGI Thracian Lowlands, Bulgaria. Midalidare estate grown and bottled.

Vineyard: Prisovete.

Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay.

Harvest: By hand, at the end  of September.

Winemaking:

  • Cold soak;
  • Oak fermentation ;
  • Maturation (in barrels).

Ageing: 12 months.

Maturity: Mature. Could benefit from further ageing. Keep for 7-10 years.

Volume: 750ml.

Closure: Cork.

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Tasting notes

Calista Chardonnay shines in beautiful olive golden color with delicate green hues. Attractive complex nose with aromas of tropical fruits, vanilla cream, lemon slices, baked hazelnut, cocoa and butter, pleasantly embraced in hint of sweet spices and smokey notes. A voluminous, gorgeous body with magnificent structure, elegant oak notes, vanilla, coconut and butter on the palate. Extremely long, smoky finish, nice balance and crispy aftertaste.

Winemaking notes

The harvest takes place in the early morning, at the end of September. The grapes are hand-picked and carried out with 10-12 kg boxes. 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 for gentle pressing and cold soak in order to allow aromas from the skin to penetrate the grape juice. The grapes are then strained and delicately pressed into 225-liters French oak barrels (barrique). Slow fermentation for about 10 days at controlled temperature takes place. The wine is aged in the same barrels for at least 12 month and once a week a rotation of the barriques is made. Matured wine is separated from the lees. Rough filtration and bottling complete the winemaking process.

Serving suggestions

  • Food pairing: Excellent pair for grilled, seared or roast shellfish like lobster and scallops, roast chicken, hazelnut-crusted chicken or fish, oily fish, creamy white meat, fish or seafood pasta, dishes that include wild mushrooms and slow roast tomatoes, white truffles.
  • Serving temperature: 9-11°C.
  • Recommended glass: Chardonnay glass (tall stem, large bowl, wide rim) or regular White wine glass.
  • Storage: Cool and dark place, at temperature 8-12°С

aLCOHOL CONTENT: 14% vol.

TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.25 g/l

residual sugar: 2.3 g/l

ph: 3.39



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