Bright garnet in colour with a nose redolent of juicy ripe red cherries, violets, earthy complexity and just a hint of licorice and spicy notes of clove and star anise. On the palate, more cherry fruit, with some savoury undertones and firm, velvety tannins. Juicy fruit balances perfectly with crunchy acid, firm tannins and a long, mouthwatering aftertaste. This wine is bright and delicious.
This boldly aromatic Pinot Noir opens with notes of sweet cherry and dark chocolate, giving way to a hint of smoky oak and light rose petal. 12 months of aging in 100% French oak lends notes of sandalwood and cardamom on the mid-palate giving a finish reminiscent of fresh baked blueberry pie. This full-bodied, finely balanced wine marries velvety tannins with crisp acidity.
As you walk through the rolling vineyards of the 700 hectare Cramele Recas estate, two things are inescapable. The first is the scale of the transformation that Englishman Philip Cox and his wife Elvira have managed to achieve, replanting 700 hectares of decrepit vineyards and replacing them with immaculately tended sites the equal of anywhere else in the world. The second is that if you didn’t know where you were, you’d be convinced you were in Tuscany or any other “Classic” wine producing region. And, to a certain extent you are, Romania has a history of winemaking stretching back millennia and it was this potential that has driven this dynamic duo to dedicate their lives to driving forward Romanian winemaking to it’s current state of rude health. A 20 million euro investment in the vineyards and brand new winery, as well as recruiting seasoned new world winemakers, has enabled them to produce top quality reds and whites from a broad range of varietals at very competitive prices.
A long, warm growing season produced this elegant Pinot Noir, which exhibits rich dark fruit and cherry flavours, excellent structure and well balanced acidity.
Loads of raspberry and huckleberry fruit – an excellent IGT Pinot Noir.
A pale, mahogany coloured wine with bold, lively fruit aromas. Medium acidity, supple tannins and round structure all combine deliciously with floral flavours to create a suave wine.