CALUSARI, PINOT NOIR, VIILE TIMISULUI, ROMANIA, 2019
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.
The immaculate vineyards are a combination of evolved plantings from 1447 and much more recent plantings too. With recent investments into modernising and improving their winery, they regularly host world class flying winemakers, vintage to vintage, to work with their team. This enables them to create top quality wines and constantly challenge themselves push innovations and approach winemaking with an open mind.
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.
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
Time: 30 Days
% wine oaked: 45
% new oak: None
Light, soft and welcoming nose of autumn fruits. Soft smooth & spicy flavours throughout with generous soft red fruit flavours & a lovely elegant finish.
Can be served cool with fish or at room temperature with game or spicy foods.
Pinot Noir 96%
Vegetarian | Vegan