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Product code: 2588

Alamina, Pinot Noir, Viile Timisului, Romania, 2015

Alamina, Pinot Noir, Viile Timisului, Romania, 2015

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

Estate grown on the bottom slopes of Gypsy Hill, Pinot Noir is the first vineyard you see when you arrive at Recas. Harvested at night to preserve fruit flavour.

Winemaking

Crushing and full destemming on all parcels, fermentation in stainless steel 40 to 50 tonne capacity, controlled yeast inoculation. Temperature controlled at 25-32deg C, about 5-7days on skins with regular automated pumpovers. Pressed with some sugar still present. Fermententation finishes off the skins, and off gross lees as soon as fermented dry followed by natural malolactic fermentation. Pressed just before dryness to preserve the aroma of the wine.

Oak Ageing

Tasting Note

Light burgundy red, with violet nuances. An attractive nose of soft berry fruits, redcurrant, blackberry and strawberry with a hint of leather and vanilla. Soft and medium bodied, with succulent fruit flavour of forest fruits, wild strawberry and black currant, with extremely fine tannins.

Food Matching

Roast chicken dishes, stuffed peppers Romanian style.

Awards

Global Pinot Noir Masters 2017

Technical Details
Varieties:
Pinot Noir 98%
Cabernet Franc 2%
Vegetarian Vegan
ABV:
13%

Closure:
Screw cap

Colour:
Red

Style:
Still wine

Case Size:
6 x 75cl