CALUSARI, PINOT NOIR, VIILE TIMISULUI, ROMANIA

£8.95

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VITICULTURE

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.

Planted on the rolling hills in Viile Timisului, the vines were replanted over 12 years ago. Conventional new world viticulture and meticulous canopy management. Grown on a variety of soils, from cracking clay to limestone rich loam. All vineyards are non-irrigated. Trained to vertical shoot postioned trellis with 2 to 4 canes per vine with replacement spurs. Intervine soil management by cultivation.Yields from 5 to 15 tonnes per hectare.

WINEMAKING

Crushing and full destemming on all parcels, fermentation in stainless steel 40 to 50 tonne tanks with controlled yeast inoculation at 25-32 deg C for about 5-7 days on the skins with regular automated pumpovers. Pressed with some sugar still present. Ferment finishes off on the skins, centrifugation off gross lees as soon as fermented to dryness followed by natural malolactic fermentation.

OAK TREATMENT

Time: 30 Days
Type: American
% wine oaked: 45
% new oak: None

TASTING NOTE

Light, soft and welcoming nose of autumn fruits. Soft smooth & spicy flavours throughout with generous soft red fruit flavours & a lovely elegant finish.

FOOD MATCHING

Light, soft and welcoming nose of autumn fruits. Soft smooth & spicy flavours throughout with generous soft red fruit flavours & a lovely elegant finish.

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION

  • Blend: 96% Pinot Noir, 3% Syrah, 1% Merlot
  • ABV: 12.5%
  • Closure: Screwcap
  • Colour: Red
  • Style: Still wine
  • Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
  • Suitable for Vegans: Yes
  • Organic: No
  • Biodynamic: No

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