The story of our Viognier begins in 2012, with a program for examination of wines carried out jointly with French company for production of biological oenological materials. The first harvest consists of only two barrels with the same parameters and treatment, but in each one of them the fermentation is carried with different type of yeasts. The wine in the first barrel was with much more high intensity of aromas, whereas the wine in the second barrel was opposite – its structure and volume were extraordinary. That is how was shown that both types of yeasts complement each other very well and that was the beginning of Midalidare Viognier as a part of Limited series of Midalidare portfolio.
Maximum 4 barrels or approximately 900 bottles are produces per year. Midalidare Viognier is always fermented in new French oak barrels from the Troncais region, France. The wine is aged from 6 to 9 months in the same barrel where the fermentation takes place. Then the wines from the different barrels are blended in various proportions.
The plants are of French and Italian origin, at average age of 7 years. The orientation of rows is East-West, with southern exposure. The forming is single vertical shoot positioning (VSP or single 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, important viticultural practice is de-leafing the vines on the non-sun exposed side in the afternoons and stimulate formation of leaf mass on the sun-exposed side.
Midalidare Viognier has bright golden colour. Attractive, intense on the nose with the seductive aromas of toast with butter, apricot blossom, candied lemon peels and walnut tone. Elegant, very fresh, medium-bodied wine with an excellent varietal attack of white flowers, honey acacia, citrus, and oaky vanilla. The finish is mineral, with prolong and refreshing aftertaste. Tasted in July 2022.
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