42/25 Merlot

              Basic information

Appellation and origin: Red wine 42/25 Merlot from Bulgaria, PGI Thracian Lowlands, Mogilovo. Midalidare estate grown and bottled: Karaliets vineyard.

Grape variety: 100% Merlot from Karaliets.

Vintage: 2019.

Volume: 750 ml.

Closure: Screw cap.

Alcohol content: 14% vol.

Maturity: Mature; keep 3-5 years.

Tasting notes 

Shiny and dense ruby red color. Intensive spicy-fruity aroma, dominated by notes of black pepper and cloves and juicy fruits typical of the variety: black cherries, blackberries, gooseberries and ripe plums. An elegant oak tone and a light earthy shade complete the fragrant bouquet. 

42/25 Merlot is soft and balanced in the mouth, with velvety tannins. The body is medium, the spicy-fruity palate corresponds to the bouquet. The finish is spicy, with hints of oak and cherry jam.

Serving and food pairing 

This spicy, yet fresh Merlot matches soft to medium-hard cheeses and tender red and white meats, as well as exotic cuisine, meat stews and generously seasoned vegetable dishes. Pair with mild to medium (but not very strongly flavoured) hard cheeses. Spaghetti and meatballs, lasagne and macaroni cheese; spicy rice dishes and bean dishes with smoked ham or chorizo; roast turkey; chinese style crispy duck pancakes; braised short ribs; chicken, pork or rabbit casseroles with a fruity element. 

Serve at 16-18°C, in Cabernet/Merlot wine glass (tall stem, large bowl with slightly tapered top, narrow rim) or regular Red wine glass.

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Terroir and Viticulture

Karaliets vineyard

  • Average to low sandy and clayey soils,
  • South exposure,
  • Mild winter, hot summer,
  • Optimal proportion of sunshine and rainfall,
  • Big temperature amplitude.

Wine is made at the vineyard

  • Plants of French origin,
  • Average age of the vines 13 years,
  • Double vertical shoot positioning (VSP or double guyot),
  • Twofold regulation of production - Green pruning and veraison pruning.