Legendary Dracula Draculea Merlot & Shiraz & Feteasca Neagra 2017
- Variety: 75% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 5% Feteascǎ Neagrǎ
- Appelation: DOC-CT Dealu Mare
- Vintage: 2013
- Yield: 8000 kg/ha
- Oak aging: 12 months
- Alcohol content (vol%): 13,5
- APPELATION: D.O.C. – C.T. Dealu Mare
The wine is prepared entirely from grapes of Merlot, Syrah and Feteasca Neagra, varieties coming from the company’s own vineyards located in Sahateni (Dealu Mare, region) – Romania, the seventh largest country producer of grapes in the world.
WINE MAKING PROCESS:
Following hand harvesting at full ripeness, during the second week of September (average sugar 25,7 °Brix) , the grapes were destined and slightly crushed. Fermentation where conducted in stainless steel closed tank with gentle cap irrigator, at 26-29˚C for 14 days.
Ripe red & dark fruits taste, completed by some sweet vanilla and spicy hints; mild tannins are well integrated into the firm but elegant structure; silky on the palate, followed by long lasting finish. It is recommended to be served at 16-18°C, alongside with spicy foods, roast duck and turkey, spicy Italian sausages, smoked ham and chorizo, meatloaves.