HAVE A COOL SUMMER WITH “DIMYAT” WINE
What is DIMYAT?
The exact origins of the Dimyat grape are unknown. Some ampelographers believe that the vine is native to the Eastern European area. Recent DNA research has shown it to be a crossing of Gouais Blanc with another, unidentified grape variety. Gouais is a parent of several, older European grape varieties that include Chardonnay, Aligoté, Auxerrois and Colombard.
The parenting will justify the status of the Bulgarian Dimyat, as it produces fresh, lightly herbal, neutral wines with a medium body and elevated acidity, acting as a back bone.
Over the past few years, we have seen that Dimyat can easily be described as a relative to the Aligoté Burgundy. Delicious and best young, this grape is rustic and unstrained from its high-end producers.
The color is normally a pale gold and offers a well-balanced and distinctive taste. The nose includes a fruity bouquet, with notes of apple and lemon. There is also often a floral and herbaceous palette. It is a vibrant wine that’s said to tickle the taste buds.
Due to the high acidic content of Dimyat grapes, they are also well suitable for the production of high quality brandy, as a distillate.
Dimyat is usually found in the Black sea coast and Danube plains. The freshness makes it perfect company to salads with citrus dressings, mussels, marinated fish, olives, white cheeses and Balkan cuisine, in general.
How to recognize DIMYAT:
- Body: Light to medium bodied wine
- Aroma collector: Riesling glass
- Primary flavours: apricot – green apple – green herbs – pea shoot – apple blossom – nutty (walnuts)
✓ Common flavours:
- Oak: vanilla
- Herbal: capsicum – white pepper – green he rbs – lemon grass – apples blossom – pea shoot – asparagus
- Fruit: stone fruit – apricot – pear – mirabelle plum
- Mineral: flint – chalk
- Color: dark straw to pale gold
- Fruit: 2/4
- Body: 2/4
- Sweetness: 1/4
- Acidity: 3/4
Wines made from Dimyat can easy be recognized by people who look for an unoaked Chardonnay or Aligoté. If you wish to taste some of our fine European wines, you can do so by visiting select restaurants in Washington DC or check out our website www.fineeuropeanwines.com for more information.