Country: Romania Region: Timisullui
Vintage: 2015 Colour:White Style:Dry
Producer: Cramele Recas
As you walk through the rolling vineyards of the 700 hectare Cramele Recas estate, two things are inescapable. The first is the scale of the transformation that Englishman Philip Cox and his wife Elvira have managed to achieve, replanting 700 hectares of decrepit vineyards and replacing them with immaculately tended sites the equal of anywhere else in the world. The second is that if you didn't know where you were, you'd be convinced you were in Tuscany or any other "Classic" wine producing region. And, to a certain extent you are, Romania has a history of winemaking stretching back millennia and it was this potential that has driven this dynamic duo to dedicate their lives to driving forward Romanian winemaking to it's current state of rude health. A 20 million euro investment in the vineyards and brand new winery, as well as recruiting seasoned new world winemakers, has enabled them to produce top quality reds and whites from a broad range of varietals at very competitive prices.
In the vineyard- over 600 hectares of vines have been re-planted using the highest quality vine stock from France and Italy, and all the agricultural equipment used for farming the vineyards has also been replaced, with the most modern and high performance tractors and spraying machinery.
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.
No oak treatment.
Dry, crisp and zesty. On the nose you will encounter notes of honeysuckle, lime cordial, orchard fruits and hints of wet stones. The palate is beautifully balanced combining pure intense fruit with crisp acidity and a lovely mineral finish.
Chicken, Fish dishes, Light seafood dishes