Grape harvest and winemaking:
Produced only in exceptional years through selective harvesting of grape from the best plots of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Black Feteasca. The three varieties are processed separately. The grapes have been selected on a fixed sorting table and have been processed through a managed processing flow. A classic winemaking method has been used, on marc, in small stainless steel tanks, at 26-28oC. Cabernet Sauvignon – 29 days, Merlot – 23 days, Black Feteasca – 19 days. The malolactic fermentation has been completed immediately after the alcoholic one. 100% aged in small Romanian oak barrels as following: 88% new barrels, 12% at the second use cycle for 9 – 10 months. The final blend consists of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 5% Black Feteasca from the best barrels. Bottle aged for a minimum of 24 months.
Region/Appelation– Dealu Mare - Ceptura
LIMPIDITY: Limpid - crystalline.
COLOUR: Intense red-ruby with purple reflexes.
NOSE: Complex, intense and persistent, with touches of black currants, spice, green pepper, mint and tobacco.
MOUTH: Complex and expressive, ample, strong but round with a spicy remanent post taste and a long slope that highlights the fine and developed tannins. Roasted or baked lamb, game big, stuffed beef, dry cheese medium aged.
CULINARY ASSOCIATION: Roast or baked lamb, game, stuffed beef, dry cheese medium aged.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18-19 C