The traditional Romanian scarf, called “marama,” combines craftsmanship and modesty. The finest cotton or silk fabric was decorated with geometric motifs whose meaning, now almost lost, was similar to that of the marks sewn on the Romanian traditional blouse, “ie.” As part of traditional Romanian clothing, it was worn with dignity by both the queen and simple women, on holidays.
For “Domeniul Coroanei” Segarcea, this symbol has inspired the six wines of the Marama collection made from 100% Romanian grape varieties. They bring joy to the one that carries its history and traditions in its heart. And, as the model vineyard of the kings of Romania, Segarcea honors the one who initiated the invaluable custom of carrying the “marama,” Queen Mary, the one who assisted King Ferdinand during the Great Union.
The Feteasca Alba is a grape variety with a history of about a millennium, long vinified as a rustic and unpretentious variety, but which has rediscovered its virtues with the recent rebirth of Romanian wine.
Feteasca albă from the Marama collection is a friendly wine, characterized by elegance and intense and complex floral aromas.
Awards and recognitions
GOLD , 85 POINTS- Femmes et Vins du Monde, Monaco, 2021
An energetic and comforting wine, excellent for warm days. The wine is soft, almost fragile, with intense aromas of freshly bloomed white acacia flowers. The taste is dominated by freshness, almost crisp, revealing a citric acidity that balances the whole excellently.
Recommended serving temperature: 11ºC – 13ºC. Delicious with a savory tart with white fish or with dishes with green asparagus.
The estate has 14.6 hectares of Fetească albă, planted with a density of 5,600 plants per hectare. The pruning mode is simple Guyot. For this range, plots with an average production of 8 tons/ha are chosen. The grapes, harvested mechanically, were crushed and kept for film maceration at temperatures between 8° C – 10° C for 12 hours. Light pressing followed and a slow fermentation, in stainless steel tanks, at controlled temperatures between 15° C – 17° C. The wine matured on fine yeasts for 3-5 months.
Bordeaux, Burgundy, Piedmont and “Domeniul Coroanei” Segarcea share the 44º parallel, the unparalleled wine parallel.
The vineyard of “Domeniul Coroanei” covers 277 hectares. Its 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 gives the wine the acidity that perfectly complements the character of well-ripened wine fruit.
The 277 hectares of vineyards have been completely replanted, with the exception of some old stumps more than a century old, which allowed a unique variety, “Tămâioasa Roză”, to be saved.
“In all work in the vineyard, we try to stay as close as possible to traditional methods and use the most appropriate solutions, so that we coexist with nature and do not exploit it. From grazing (to combat excess water after rainfall) to drainage, from a minimum of synthetic substances to more than 30,000 rose nests planted at each end of the row to give us timely warning of 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 vineyard is proof that we have chosen the best path.”