Castellum Dracula Tamaioasa Romaneasca 2018
- Variety: 100% Tǎmâioasǎ Româneascǎ
- Appelation: DOC-CMD Dealu Mare
- Vintage: 2015
- Yield: 6000 kg/ha
- Oak aging: no
- Alcohol content (vol%): 13,5
ORIGIN: Tămâioasă Românească, described by Jancis Robinson as the ‘frankincense grape’ due to its aroma, is one of the ancient varieties of Romania. Romanians love the versatility of the grape, it can be fermented dry which produces amazing results or up to and over 150g/l of residual sugar.
A version of Muscat Blanc a petits grains, the variety naturally sweet does exceptionally well in the Dealu Mare region with its stony soils. One to watch!
WINE MAKING PROCESS:
The grapes are destemmed and slightly crushed, followed by 6 – 8 hours of skin contact in the closed press at 8˚C. Alcoholic fermentation occurs in stainless steel during a period of 14 days at controlled temperature of about 13-14°C.
TASTING: Pale yellow, with delicious notes of exotic fruits (pineapple, pomelo).
Dry, the flavors of ripe papaya are intense, well supported by robust structure and balanced acidity giving the wine amplitude and length.
It is recommended to be served at 10-12˚C. One may serve it as an aperitif or with salads, seafood, grilled white fish.