Country: Romania Region: Timisullui
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Vintage: 2018 Colour: Rosé Style: Dry
Producer: Cramele Recas
Named after a secret Romanian fraternal sect whose dance is said to look like they are flying through the air. They were also said to be able to cure the victims of fairies but that, I suspect has more to do with the Romanians love of wine! Calusari grapes are grown in rolling, picturesque vineyards that almost look and feel like Tuscany. Englishman, Philip Cox and his Romanian wife Elvira, have put in a huge amount of work into transforming their land into a modern winemaking haven. The results are outstanding wines that can stand shoulder to shoulder with their peers from around the world.
Crushed with must and chilled before fermentation, drained after 12-18 hours. Settled until clear then racked to stainless steel fermentation vessels. Yeast inoculated and fermented at 10-15 deg C. No oak used.
Winemaking team, Hartley Smithers from Australia, and Nora Iriate from Spain, together veterans of over 50 harvests in all the world's wine producing regions, oversee the production of all the wines from grapes to bottle with a fanatical attention to detail. The philosophy is simple- to apply the absolute best production methods to every single wine,- to enhance and preserve the natural quality of the grapes- and provide a consistently high quality product every year for every level of wine they make.
A pale pink colour. Dry, fruity in the mouth with crisp acidity. Light bodied and with a caramel and slightly peppery finish.
Chicken, Light seafood dishes