“Today I saw her. Her!
I finally fell in love, my friend! Can you imagine that! She was there standing on the Blue Train’s steps…..”
The labels of the Blue Train series reveal a piece of the love stories that must have taken place at a time when kings and aristocrats of Romania were embarking Le Train Blue “the most beautiful train in the world” for their journeys on the Simplon-Orient- Express line from Bucharest to London, Paris or maybe even Istanbul and Athene.
The Blue Train has been the train of the European aristocracy since the dawn of the twentieth century. In Romania, the “Blue Train” lived a glorious life: built for Carol I, the train always carried on its ways through the century, the kings and aristocrats of Romania to important duties and witnessed a turbulent history. Enjoying the Blue Train range of RED, white and rose wines, you manage to capture for a moment the richness of that life, where principles, values, intrigues create baroque palace stories.
The Romanian tradition almost imperatively requires that Tămâioasa be vinified sweet, or at least semi-sweet. In Segarcea, this variety has been cultivated for a relatively short time, so the winemaker experimented with all its expressions, and the dry wine variant proved to be incredibly expressive, offering an incredible expression of the Oltenian soil. As proof that this wine`s dry winemaking was a good decision, the wine won the Gold Medal at the Vinalies Internationales 2012 competition in Paris.
The extremely complex bouquet goes from roses to pulp of sweet fruits, from white flowers to the classic aromas of Muscat, without leaving a softer or more carnal area, uncovered. The strong and long taste proves to be refreshing, with an acidity that gives a vivacity that sets in motion the complex and full structure that the aromatic levels give.
Recommended temperature: 11ºC – 13ºC.
The grapes, picked by hand, were peeled, crushed and kept for film maceration for 24 hours, at temperatures between 8° C – 10° C. A light pressing followed and the stum obtained fermented slowly for 30 days in stainless steel tanks, at controlled temperatures between 15ºC – 18ºC. The wine was matured on fine yeasts for 3-5 months
Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Piemonte en “Domeniul Coroanei” Segarcea share the 44º parallel, the unparalleled wine parallel.
The vineyard of ”Domeniul Coroanei” covers 277 hectares. The location in an amphitheater open to the south ensures a record number of hours of sunshine per vegetation cycle (from the first buds in spring to hibernation). The soil consists of a layer of chernozem, under which there is a layer of limestone, then a former seabed, this structure providing the wine with the acidity that perfectly complements the character of well-ripened fruits of wines.
The 277 hectares cultivated with vines have been completely replanted, except for a few old stumps more than a century old, which helped save a unique variety, ”Tămâioasa Roză”.
The estate has 16.4 hectares of Tămâioasă Românească, planted with a density of 6,000 plants per hectare. The pruning mode is simple Guyot. For this range, plots with an average production of 8 tons/ha are chosen.
“In all the works performed in the vineyard, we try to be as close as possible to the traditional methods and to use the most suitable solutions so that we coexist with nature, not exploit it. From grassing (to combat excess water after rains) to drainage, from a minimum of synthetic substances to over 30,000 rose nests planted at each end of the row to warn us in time from impending infections such as downy mildew, powdery mildew or other vine infections we try to create a harmonious whole and the biodiversity (both flora and fauna) reborn around the winery is proof that we have chosen the best path..*”