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Product code: 3944

Solevari Reserve, Feteasca Neagra, DOC, Viile Timisului, Romania, 2017

Solevari Reserve, Feteasca Neagra, DOC, Viile Timisului, Romania, 2017

Producer Profile

The Cramele Recas Estate, owned by Englishman, Philip Cox and his Romanian wife Elvira, have put in a huge amount of work into transforming their slice of grape growing history into a contemporary winemaking haven.

The immaculate vineyards are a combination of evolved plantings from 1447 and much more recent plantings too. With recent investments into modernising and improving their winery, they regularly host world class flying winemakers, vintage to vintage, to work with their team. This enables them to create top quality wines and constantly challenge themselves push innovations and approach winemaking with an open mind.

Viticulture

The grapes come from yield reduced vines which average 10 to 15 years. Early in the season workers go through the vineyards and individually cut a percentage of the grapes from the vine and throw them on the floor.

Winemaking

Graes are destemmed and lightly crushed and pressed at 11 days. Fermentation in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 28 C on the skins. Natural maollactic fermentation with medium toasted french oak staves.

Oak Treatment

Tasting Note

What a massive revelation. A brilliant spicy nose of black pepper, black berry, black currant and red cherry. A bit pinot noiry! Medium bodied with rich, grippy, very dry tannins but beautifully balanced acidity. A hint of coffee on the finish.

Food Matching

Pasta alla Norma, bolognaise.

Technical Details
Varieties:
Feteasca Neagra 100%
ABV:
13.5%

Closure:
Screw cap

Colour:
Red

Style:
Still wine

Case Size:
6 x 75cl