Legendary Dracula – Draculea (Merlot, Syrah, Feteasca Neagra) 2013

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Legendary Dracula – Draculea (Merlot, Syrah, Feteasca Neagra) 2013

£20.95

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

  • Variety: 75% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 5% Feteascǎ Neagrǎ
  • Appelation: DOC-CT Dealu Mare
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Yield: 8000 kg/ha
  • Oak aging: 12 months
  • Alcohol content (vol%): 13,5
  • APPELATION: D.O.C. – C.T. Dealu Mare

ORIGIN:

The wine is prepared entirely from grapes of Merlot, Syrah and Feteasca Neagra, varieties coming from the company’s own vineyards located in Sahateni (Dealu Mare, region) – Romania, the seventh largest country producer of grapes in the world.

WINE MAKING PROCESS:

Following hand harvesting at full ripeness, during the second week of September (average sugar 25,7 °Brix) , the grapes were destined and slightly crushed.  Fermentation where conducted in stainless steel closed tank with gentle cap irrigator, at 26-29˚C for 14 days.

TASTING:

Ripe red & dark fruits taste, completed by some sweet vanilla and spicy hints; mild tannins are well integrated into the firm but elegant structure; silky on the palate, followed by long lasting finish. It is recommended to be served at 16-18°C, alongside with spicy foods, roast duck and turkey, spicy Italian sausages, smoked ham and chorizo, meatloaves.

Description

Draculea – Vlad the Impaler

THE STORY

From the depths of history, a character raises to become a symbol of mystery, an icon of passion and an incarnation of unearthly power.
Draculea, also known as Vlad the Impaler, was a notorious historical figure, equally hated by his enemies and loved by his people. This wine is dedicated to the Transylvanian Count.

VINEYARD: 

Home of Legendary Dracula – Draculea (Merlot, Syrah, Feteasca Neagra) 2013. 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.

The Sahateni vineyards are located in the middle of the Dealu Mare wine area domains, well known for the quality of the grapes and the under vines production, on the surrounding hills of the Carpathian Mountains, benefiting of bruno-silty soils, with a limestone bedrock and temperate – continental climate.

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. Aurelia’s wines are special wines, with personality; they are made with care, dedication and artistry.

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