42/25 Chardonnay & Viognier & Sauvignon Blanc

Basic information

Appellation and origin: White wine, blend of Chardonnay, Viognier, and Sauvignon Blanc "42/25" from Bulgaria, PGI Thracian Lowlands, Mogilovo. Midalidare estate grown and bottled: Shipkata vineyard.

Grape variety: 40% Chardonnay, 35% Viognier, 25% Sauvignon Blanc.

Vintage: 2021.

Volume: 750 ml.

Closure: Screw cap.

Alcohol content: 13% vol.

Maturity: Mature; keep up to three years.

Tasting notes 

Brilliant and clean light-yellow color with delicate copper shades. 42/25 Chardonnay, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc reveals a gorgeous bouquet of fruity aromas of yellow apple, ripe pear, juicy lemon, and red grapefruit, enhanced by lush notes of white flowers and elegant buttery vanilla tone as a result of oak fermentation. 

In the mouth the wine is light, fresh, and mineral, perfectly balanced with a pronounced taste of ripe fruit, peach blossom, and oak notes. The mineral and medium-lasting finish ends in an oily-citrusy aftertaste. Tasted in August 2022.

Serving and food pairing 

Great as an aperitif or in combination with poultry, fish, seafood, vegetables. Excellent match for seafood risotto or rice with light cream sauce; pizza and pasta with chicken and vegetables; grilled chicken with vegetables; grilled fish, especially oily fish such as sardines and mackerel with fresh salad or vegetable puree; salads with chicken, fish, ham or cheese. 

Serve at 9-11C°, in Unoaked Chardonnay wine glass (tall stem, large bowl, wide rim) or regular White wine glass.

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Terroir and Viticulture

Shipkata vineyard

  • Average altitude 290-310 metres,
  • Hilly terrain with 6%-10% slope,
  • Alluvial soils with presence of clay and slime, with a high content of carbonates,
  • Northern air currents from the wide valleys,
  • Mild winter, hot summer,
  • Optimal proportion of sunshine and rainfall,
  • Big temperature amplitude.

Wine is made at the vineyard

  • Plants of French and Italian origin,
  • Average age of the vines 7 years,
  • Single vertical shoot positioning (VSP or single guyot),
  • Density 5000 plants per hectare; controlled yield at 9-10 ton/ha,
  • Stimulated formation of leaf mass,
  • Single regulation of production - Green pruning,
  • Controlled water balance.