- Variety: 100% Negru de Drăgășani
- Appelation: DOC-CMD Mehedinti
- Vintage: 2014
- Yield: 7500 kg/ha
- Oak aging: 6 months
- Alcohol content (vol%): 13.5
Negru de Drăgăşani, is a unique and native grape variety and was created as a cross between Negru Vârtos and arguably Saperavi or Băbească Neagră (local grapes). The grapes are medium size,chilindrical shape.
The oenologic potential of this variety is expressed through high capacity of bio-synthetisation and accumulation in grapes of glucides and anthocyans, of maintain proper total contents of acidity, even in advanced phases of super-maturity. The wines presents a very balanced composition, are rich colored, without annoying nuances, extractive and very agreeable to consumption, even when are very young.
WINE MAKING PROCESS:
Manual harvesting in plastic crates, de-stemming and crushing, the must is pumped into temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks where it is seeded with yeasts to complete the alcoholic fermentation, followed by the racking of the wine and the completion of the malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels, where it is refined by a maturing period of about 6 months.
Clear, bright, intense ruby red with violet hues and an intense aromas of black cherries and forest fruit with hints of spices. Dry, full-bodied, strong and balanced, with round tannins, fruity notes and a persistent finish.
It is recommended to be served at 15˚C, along with red meat, small game, traditional Romanian red meat-based dishes, fresh cheeses.