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Product code: 3005

Calusari, Pinot Grigio Rosé, Viile Timisului, Romania, 2020

Calusari, Pinot Grigio Rosé, Viile Timisului, Romania, 2020

Producer Profile

Back in 1988, three families decided to invest in a winery in Romania, starting with 650 hectares of slightly unloved vineyards and a rusty, once state-owned winery.

Yet Englishman Philip Cox and his Romanian wife Elvira, have turned the Cramele Recas Estate into the most successful winery in Romania. Recas are now recognised globally for their impressive scale and breadth of fascinating wines, including natural and orange wine from organic grapes. Despite the scale the emphasis is on making good wines that over-deliver, and as a result they’ve struck on a magic formula that has seen sales and demand boom. Vineyards are a combination of evolved plantings from 1447 and more recent planting, whilst the winery has seen significant investment and boasts state of the art facilities where innovation thrives. Recas are in every way a modern, dynamic winery, whose open minded approach and quality sets them apart … a winery you really can’t ignore.

Viticulture

Crushed with must and chilled before fermentation, drained after 12-18 hours. Settled until clear then racked to stainless steel fermentation vessels. Yeast inoculated and fermented at 10-15 deg C. No oak used.

Oak Ageing

No oak ageing

Tasting Note

A short fermentation on the skins gives this modern-style Pinot Grigio a delicate pink-coppery colour, it is crisp and intense with peach notes on the aroma. This leads to light, citrusy, floral notes of almond, pear and green apple.

Food Matching

Chicken, Light seafood dishes

Technical Details
Varieties:
Pinot Grigio 100%
Vegetarian Vegan
ABV:
12.5%

Closure:
Screw cap

Colour:
Rose

Style:
Still wine

Case Size:
6 x 75cl