555 Feteasca Neagra (limited edition) Legendary Dracula 2013

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555 Feteasca Neagra (limited edition) Legendary Dracula 2013

£19.95

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

  • Variety: Fetească Neagră
  • Appelation: DOC-CT Dealu Mare
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Yield: 4800 kg/ha
  • Oak aging: 18 months
  • Alcohol content (vol%): 13,7

ORIGIN:

Fetească Neagră (or Black Maiden in English) is an old native variety that originates from Moldova and Muntenia and again is capable of producing some great wines of deep colour although the vine needs constant care.
The later the grapes are picked the better the results and a constant trimming programme to arrest the vigour produce excellent results. Fetească Neagră is a bramble fruited red with hints of soft cherry. It can vary greatly depending on terroir and oak influence, some can be earthy while others can boast flavours of cappuccino and vanilla.

WINE MAKING PROCESS:

Stainless steel tank fermentation at 25-27˚C with punching down the cap. Extended maceration was utilized to deepen and broaden the wine structure. 12 months barrel aged in second time used South Romanian oak medium + toasted (a blend of Q.sesilliflora and Q. robur). The treatments before filling has been kept to minimum in order to preserve the aromas therefore
during ageing small sediments can occur.

TASTING:

Intense red color wine, it has an unique character of dry plums, wild berries and spices bouquet, with vanilla hints coming from aging in Romanian oak barrels. Velvety texture and well balanced by the round tannins, silky on the palate; long, smooth aftertaste.

It is recommended to be served at 16°C, along with lamb, pork, veal, beaf dishes, it goes well even with fried chicken.

Description

555 Feteasca Neagra (limited edition) Legendary Dracula 2013

THE STORY

The anniversary of 555 years since the city of Bucharest was first mentioned in a written document that was signed by Vlad the Impaler, the Romanian king who later became known as Dracula.

VINEYARD: 

Home of 555 Feteasca Neagra (limited edition) Legendary Dracula 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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Red Wine

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Dry

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£15.00 – £24.99

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