Castellum Dracula Feteasca Neagra 2013

Castellum Dracula Feteasca Neagra 2013

£13.95

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

  • Variety: 100% Feteascǎ Neagrǎ
  • Appelation: DOC-CMD Mehedinti
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Yield: 6500 kg/ha
  • Oak aging: no
  • Alcohol content (vol%): 13,0

ORIGIN

Fetească Neagră (or Black Maiden in English) is an old native variety that originates from Moldova and Muntenia and again is capable of producing some great wines of deep colour although the vine needs constant care.
The later the grapes are picked the better the results and a constant trimming programme to arrest the vigour produce excellent results. Fetească Neagră is a bramble fruited red with hints of soft cherry. It can vary greatly depending on terroir and oak influence, some can be earthy while others can boast flavours of cappuccino and vanilla.

WINE MAKING PROCESS

The harvesting is done by hand, and at the same time a quality selection of grapes is being made. The maceration and the alcoholic fermentation take place in temperature controlled  stainless steel tanks. It is still here that malolactic fermentation and maturation take place. Once the maturation period is complete, the wine is bottled.

TASTING

Clear, bright, ruby red color, with violet and purple hues and fresh aromas of sour cherries, forest fruits and spices. Dry, well-balanced texture and acidity, pleasant astringency, rich tannins and intense finish.
It is recommended to be served at 16˚C, along with red meat, small game, traditional Romanian red meat-based dishes, fresh cheeses.

Description

Castellum Dracula

THE STORY

For centuries, archeologists, novelists and vampire hunters have searched for the Castle of Dracula, the very spot where it all began.
But none of them was able to decipher the mystery and locate the Count’s vault behind the walls of Castellum Dracula. Yet, some say there is a secret local beverage that can help
you see the unseen…

VINEYARD

Due to their position in the most southern part of the country and thanks to the influence of the Mediterranean climate and proximity of the Danube, the vines covering the Mehedinti hills have always produced the highest quality wines, which have been extremely well appreciated.
Climatic data show that this is a place where an important number of temperature degrees and a lot of sunny hours are to be found, thus providing good conditions for ripening and synthesis in the berries of certain compounds with a great oenological value, among which the most important are the saccharides and the anthocyanins. In this area the sun always shines upon the entire vineyard, actually beaming upon it and the soil is the so-called “red clay” – most adequate for producing high quality wines.

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