Caloian Pinot Grigio: An Unforgettable Dry White Wine
Caloian is a series that, as we have come to expect from Crama Oprisor, is inspired by local traditions. The name Caloian refers to an ancient ritual custom where, on the 3rd Tuesday after the Orthodox celebration of Easter, a doll made of clay or wood is used: the Caloian. Boys and girls get together and dance the traditional dance “hora” until late in the evening. Traditional instruments such as the flute and cimpoi (bagpipes) are often played, and songs invoking rain and abundance are sung.
Pinot Grigio is a white grape variety native to the Burgundy region of France. This grape variety has had a relatively recent emergence in the Romanian wine landscape. Romanian Pinot Grigio wines are often appreciated for their freshness, lively acidity and fruity aromas. They can exhibit a range of flavors, ranging from floral notes to citrus fruit and green apples, depending on the specific terroir and winemaking techniques.
Caloian Pinot Grigio is a wine that excites the senses and deserves attention. This dry white wine enchants with intense notes of flowers, refreshing citrus, crisp green apples and a hint of kiwi. It stands out for its fullness, perfect balance and firm structure, while lively acidity adds elegant and flavorful depth.
This Pinot Grigio wine goes best with lean fish, various seafood, grilled vegetables, refreshing salads, or even lightly seasoned white meat dishes.
The Crama Oprisor winery is located in the Drincea Valley. Vines have been present here since the 15th century. The hills of Golul Drincei form a beautiful viticultural “amphitheater” and this area is famous for producing high quality wines.
The vineyard of Crama Oprisor has a temperate climate with influence of the Danube and Carpathian rivers. The vineyards are located on the north-south slope. The soil has a high clay and humus content.