Umbrele, Syrah, Ville Timisului, Romania, 2018
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.
Planted on the rolling hills in viile Timisului, the vines were replanted 12 year ago to on a trellised system. Conventional new world viticulture and meticulous canopy management. Grapes are machine harvested.
Crushing and full destemming on all parcels, fermentation in stainless steel 40 to 50 tonne tanks, controlled yeast inoculation. Temperature 25-32 deg C for about 5-7days on skins with regular automated pumpovers. Pressed with some sugar still present. Ferment finishes off on the skins, centrifugation off gross lees as soon as dry followed by natural malolactic fermentation
No oak treatment
Cherry red colour with a fruit filled nose and smokey nuances. Integrated toasty oak with the great Syrah flavours. Soft chamois leather tannins.
Enjoy with red meat and game, Iberico ham, and light pasta dishes.
6 x 75cl
Viile Timisului, Romania