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Midalidare Pinot Gris

Midalidare Pinot Gris

Appelation and origin: White wine Pinot Gris “Midalidare” from Bulgaria, PGI Thracian Lowlands, Mogilovo. Midalidare estate grown and bottled.

Vineyard: Prisovete.

Grape variety: 100% Pinot Gris from Prisovete vineyard.

Terroir:

  • Alluvial soils with presence of clay and slime, with a high content of carbonates,
  • Average altitude 330-350 metres,
  • East-West exposure,
  • Northern air currents from the wide valleys,
  • Mild winter, hot summer,
  • Optimal proportion of sunshine and rainfall,
  • Big temperature amplitude.

Harvest: By hand, in mid-September.

Winemaking:

  • Cooling,
  • Double sorting and press,
  • Cold soak,
  • Slow fermentation in stainless steel vats,
  • Ageing on the lees.

Ageing: Unaged.

Maturity: Mature. Could benefit from further ageing. Keep up to 5 years.

Volume: 750ml.

Closure: Cork.

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Midalidare's brand of the same name honours the nature and climate conditions typical of the village of Mogilovo. Part of the company's wine philosophy is to grow only grape varieties suitable for the winery's unique terroir. The Midalidare brand presents the remarkable features of the area in combination with the varietal characteristics of the grapes. Midalidare are terroir wines expressing the specifics of the varieties, individually or in blend. The charm of this series is visually supported by the beautiful monochrome wine labels: each varietal or blended wine has its own unique colour.

Lovely orange colour represents Pinot Gris: one of the most aromatic white varieties from Mogilovo.

Viticulture

The plants are from French origin. The forming is single vertical shoot positioning (VSP or single guyot), Regulation of production, e.g., green pruning is made when the height of the shoots is 15-20 cm. Water balance is controlled daily.

Tasting notes

Brilliant and clean light yellow colour. Intense varietal aroma of quince, apple and lemon are intertwined with notes of acacia and honey. On the palate melon and citrus dominate, the wine is fruity and slightly spicy. Midalidare Pinot Gris reveals an excellent balance between freshness and structure, the citrusy finish is long and memorable.

Winemaking notes

The harvest for Midalidare Pinot Gris takes place in the early mornings, in mid-September. Hand-picked grapes are carried out with 10-12 kg boxes.

After immediate 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 finest selection of Pinot Gris grapes are sent by gravity for gentle pressing. A cold soak takes place in order to allow aromas from the skin to penetrate the grape juice. The grapes are than strained and delicately pressed into stainless steel vats. Clarification for a few days preceded the yeasts introduction and slow fermentation at controlled temperature. Upon finishing the fermentation, the wine is cooled and kept on the lees for certain period, batonnage is carried out if necessary Filtration, clarification, blending and bottling complete the winemaking process.

Serving suggestions

  • Food pairing: Pairs lovely with spicy food, especially Indian, Thai and fusion dishes with a touch of sweetness; seafood, pork, roasted vegetables; lemon chicken; hot & sour soup; hot wings, cauliflower puree; brioche.
  • Serving temperature: 9-11°C.
  • Recommended glass: Sauvignon Blanc glass (tall stem, slender bowl, narrow rim) or regular White wine glass.
  • Storage: Cool and dark place, at temperature 8-12°С.

aLCOHOL CONTENT: 14% vol.

TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.11 g/l

residual sugar: 1.6 g/l

ph: 3.3



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