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.
Feteasca Neagră is the oldest Romanian variety, with roots during the first domestication of the wild vine, which makes the variety adapt quickly to new places, gaining a distinct expression in each region.
Feteasca Neagra Rose is a dry wine that combines the tradition of this variety with the modernism of today’s tastes.
The wine has a perfect pink color. A beautiful aroma bouquet with notes of white ripe fruit and young red fruit. The taste is fruity with a long, fresh finish. Perfect for a summer evening with friends.
Recommended serving temperature: 11ºC – 13ºC. It combines beautiful with seafood dishes.
The estate has 12.9 hectares of Fetească Neagră, planted at a density of 5,600 plants per hectare. The pruning mode is simple Guyot. For this range, plots with an average production of 8-10 tons/ha are chosen. The grapes were harvested mechanically and kept for film maceration to extract the colour, for 3-6 hours. This was followed by pressing, cold clarification of the stum and then slow fermentation in stainless steel tanks for about a month, at temperatures between 15°-18° C. The wine obtained was matured on fine yeasts.
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”.
“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.”