TASTING: Yellow-straw color, with an intense aromas of lovely aromatics, roses, basil and honey. The residual sugar, very good support for all the flavors, gives amplitude, richness and balance. It is recommended to be served at 6-8°C, along with foie gras, pastry and sweets or alongside with Asian food.
ORIGIN: Tămâioasă Românească, described by Jancis Robinson as the ‘frankincense grape’ due to its aroma, is one of the ancient varieties of Romania. Romanians love the versatility of the grape, it can be fermented dry which produces amazing results or up to and over 150g/l of residual sugar. A version of Muscat Blanc a petits grains, the variety naturally sweet does exceptionally well in the Dealu Mare region with its stony soils. One to watch!
WINE MAKING PROCESS: Hand harvesting at the end of September, when the level of the sugar was high and the flavors were very ripe. The grapes were destemmed and gentle crushed, followed by 6 – 8 hours of skin maceration at 12°C. The alcoholic fermentation occurs in stainless steel of 12 days at 14-16°C. This is a desert wine, made from late harvest grapes only in the favorable years of sugar accumulation.
WINEMAKER: This wine is produced by a famous Romania winemaker Aurelia Visinescu, known for her wines witch reflects the character of the wine variety with strong influence of the terroir. Aurelia’s wines are special wines, with personality; they are made with care, dedication and artistry.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Variety: 100% Tămâioasă Românească /// Appelation: DOC-CIB Dealu Mare /// Vintage: 2017 /// Yield: 4800 kg/ha /// Oak aging: no /// Alcohol content (vol%): 12,5