Conte Dracula Shrah (limited edition) 2012

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Conte Dracula Shrah (limited edition) 2012


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  • Variety: 100% Syrah
  • Appelation: DOC-CT Dealu Mare
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Yield: 2700 kg/ha
  • Oak aging: 18 months
  • Alcohol content (vol%): 14


The wine is prepared entirely from grapes of Syrah 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.


Grapes were hand-harvested on Octber 3rd and 4th. Alcoholic fermentation in closed tanks with gentle cap irrigator for 21 days occurs in stainless steel tanks at 25-27˚C, the juice was pumped over the skin 5 or 6 times per day. Oak aging in 225L and 300L Romanian oak barques.


Bright purple red color, with a bouquet of fragrant forest fruits, spices, especially black and red pepper aromas. Velvety taste with long finish, strongly spicy with dark chocolate and cocoa hints.
It is recommended to be served at 16-18°C, along with lamb, grilled veal, game or spicy meat dishes. It is also a great choice for Moroccan and Indian food.

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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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