- Variety: 100% Tămâioasă Românească
- Appelation: DOC-CT Dealu Mare
- Vintage: 2015
- Yield: 4800 kg/ha
- Oak aging: no
- Alcohol content (vol%): 13
Tămâioasă Românească, described by Jancis Robinson as the ‘frankincense grape’ due to its aroma, is one of the ancient varieties of Romania.
Romanians love the versatility of the grape, it can be fermented dry which produces amazing results or up to and over 150g/l of residual sugar.
A version of Muscat Blanc a petits grains, the variety naturally sweet does exceptionally well in the Dealu Mare region with its stony soils. One to watch!
WINE MAKING PROCESS:
The grapes are destemmed and slightly crushed, followed by 6 – 8 hours of skin contact in the closed press at 8˚C. Clear free run juice has been inoculated with neutral yeast and alcoholic fermentation occurs in stainless steel during a period of 14 days at controlled temperature of about 13-14°C. This is a desert wine, made from late harvest grapes only in the favorable
years of sugar accumulation and noble rot setting.
Bright yellow color, with an intense aromas of lovely aromatics, roses, basil and yellow melon. Delicious honey sweetness, rich and balanced by good acidity.
It is recommended to be served at 6-8°C, along with foie gras, pastry and sweets or alongside with Asian food.