Conte Dracula Pinot Noir (limited edition) 2012

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Conte Dracula Pinot Noir (limited edition) 2012

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TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

  • Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Appelation: DOC-CT Dealu Mare
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Yield: 2700 kg/ha
  • Oak aging: 16 months
  • Alcohol content (vol%): 14%

ORIGIN:

The wine is prepared entirely from grapes of Pinot Noir variety coming from the Dealu Mare which is the homeland of red wines in Romania, the seventh largest country producer of grapes in the world.

WINE MAKING PROCESS:

The grapes were hand-picked at full ripeness, in the first decade of September and destemmed without crushing followed by 48 hours cold skin contact. Alcoholic fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks at 24-25˚C for 14 days. During the skin contact period, few times per day the juice is gently pumped over the skin to give the wine texture and color.
Romanian oak barrel maturation.

TASTING:

Crisom purple color, with a bouquet of dark cherry and raspberry. Silky texture on the palate, with gentle tannins on the long, expansive finish; forest fruits and cassis fruit with some spiced oak nuances.
It is recommended to be served at 16-18°C. An excellent choice with grilled salmon, plain roast beef; roasted and braised preparations of lamb, pheasant and duck.

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Conte Dracula – the Story

I’m Count Dracula – but for centuries I was known just as Vlad the Impaler, a fierce warrior in Eastern Europe. My portraits from the past are far from flattering. Look at it!
I close my eyes and remember myself – a long-haired, green-eyed mysterious-looking young man wishing to make a name for himself no matter how… Indeed, history has its way to make wishes come true.

VINEYARD: Dealu Mare vineyards make up the most compact Romanian viticulture area (about 14,500 hectares). The climate is temperate continental with cold winters and hot summers, with average annual solar radiation of 125 kcal/cm², average annual temperatures of 10°C heat amplitude monthly average of 24°C and an absolute magnitude of extremes over 70°C. An average of 2200 sunshine hours from which 1635 are in warm semester. The annual amount of warm and heat is over 4000 degrees. Annual rainfall is around 500-550 mm mainly in winter-spring period.

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. Her enthusiasm for winemaking knowledge and the story behind every harvest turned into passion which Aurelia has been nourishing for more than 20 years. Her native curiosity, the will to know and the experience achieved in time brought Aurelia international recognition.The wines bearing Aurelia Visinescu signature are special wines, with personality; they are made with care, dedication and artistry.

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