In life, in the vineyard, and in the Universe, there is a perfect time for every action. A time for planting, a time for fruiting, and another time for harvest. In Săhăteni, I learned that patience has an important meaning, but when you even give the time the right to flow, it’s rewarding. I had the first harvest of Fetească Neagră in 2006.
This wine was born 10 years ago and comes as a culmination of all the lessons I have learned, grape by grape and hour by hour. It is a wine that was born as an anniversary edition and represents a measure of commitment that we make every year to allow nature to surprise us and to do our best to exceed expectations.
SIGNATURE Fetească Neagră
Deep ruby red
Impressive, rich and elegant, a balanced taste of dry plums, amarenna, and spice, chocolate, vanilla, and smoky hints.
Velvety, dominated by dry plum, marmalade, and dark chocolate on the finish; firm tannins provide strength and length; hints of tobacco and vanilla.
Veal, lamb, game, cheeses.
Dealu Mare DOC – CT
The grapes were manually harvested at full ripeness on September 7th, destemmed, and fermented in stainless steel vats with gentle punching down the cap to extract the tannins. Alcoholic fermentation temperature 25 – 28⁰C for 14 days. The wine was transferred to 225lt French oak barriques, 70% new oak, and 30% second-use oak, where malolactic fermentation occurred.
The aging period in oak was 19 months in total, then the best barrels were selected, and the wine was bottled in a 4003-bottle batch. The wine is bottle aged for a period of 3,5 years.