Romanian Wine Regions
While Romania has a rich history of wine making (dating back 2500 years), it is a relative newcomer to the wine exporting market. In fact, Romania currently ranks 12th in world wine production. Romania’s vineyards, once owned by the government, are now privatized. That means an emerging wine-producing market with traditional winemakers eager to compete on the international market. And to compete, quality and price are the driving factors in production. In the end that means a better product on your shelves and in your glass.
The open Romanian wine market is attracting experienced French and Italian winemakers who recognize that the rich soil and climate are perfect for producing high-quality wines. This outside expertise combined with a skilled Romanian workforce, newer technology and highly fertile soil makes for a satisfying wine experience.
An old Romanian variety, grown especially in Moldavia and Transylvania. Wines are either dry or semi-dry, with a balanced alcohol content (11.5-12%), acidity and sugar and feature a velvety, natural finesse.
An old variety from Transylvania. Wines are dry, fresh, have high acidity and a distinguished flavor.
An old indigenous variety, grown in several areas in Moldavia and Muntenia (southern Romania). These grapes produce dry, semi-dry or sweet wines, with an alcohol content of 12-12.5%, a deep red color with ruby shades, and a black currant flavor, richer and smoother with aging.
Grasa de Cotnari
Belongs to the old Cotnari vineyard and has been grown for many centuries. It is picked when the grapes shrivel and is affected by Botrytis Cinerea(Noble Rot). Its sugar content is high and its fragrance is out of this world.
Produces high quality aromatic wines. The color of the wine is golden-yellow, with a wild flowers and honey aroma, a rich taste and 12-12.5 % alcohol by content. Better with age.
Busuioaca de Bohotin
This UNIQUE grape grows in a tiny area in Moldavia. The wine has a unique golden rusty color and flavor resembling honey suckle and ripe juicy peaches, with a perfect harmony of sugar, alcohol and acidity.