Principe Dracula – Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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Principe Dracula – Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

£16.95

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

  • Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appelation: DOC-CT Dealu Mare
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Yield: 5700 kg/ha
  • Oak aging: 14 months
  • Alcohol content (vol%): 13,5

ORIGIN:

The wine is prepared entirely from grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon 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:

Harvest by middle of September at 25°. Brix follow by alcoholic fermentation in closed stainless steel tanks with gentle cap irrigator for 21 days. The whole lot was aged into 225 lt and 300 lt Romanian new oak barrels, where the wine finished malo-lactic fermentation.

TASTING:

Deep red color, intense flavors of blueberry, dried plums and vanilla hints coming from ageing in Romanian oak barrique. The taste evolves from raspberry to fully ripe black cherry, leading to complex flavors of tobacco, coffee and cinnamon.
It is recommended to be served at 16-18°C, along with spicy food, veal and lamb, mature cheese, chocolate or nutty desserts.

Description

Principe Dracula

THE STORY

The Legend of Dracula begins in 1431, in Sighisoara, Transylvania, a region known for the picturesque beauty of the Carpathians.
Dracula makes a vow in order to become immortal and therefore becomes the most famous vampire who inspired hundreds of writers and directors.

VINEYARD: 

Home of Principe Dracula – Cabernet Sauvignon 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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