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 considered the flagship variety of Romania, not only due to its antiquity and tradition, but also due to its ability to give birth to elegant, expressive and full of personality wines. A spoiled variety, whose taste and aroma vary infinitely depending on where it grows, when it is picked or how long it has been in the barrel, it is exclusively handpicked and treated with the utmost care from the moment it is picked until the moment it is poured into the glass.
The grapes for this range come from the best area for red wines in the vineyard, from the place called by our workers “AT the Quarry”. The winemaker chose not to mature the wine in wooden barrels, in order to keep its authentic expression. The result was a young wine, with complex aromas, with a noticeable density, dominated by fresh notes of red fruits. The Feteasca Neagra from Domeniul Coroanei Segarcea is the quintessence of the saying “Some things are worth waiting for.” The wine is young and lively, with complex aromas and a noticeable density, dominated by fresh notes of red fruits.
Recommended serving temperature: 16ºC – 18ºC. We recommend to open the bottle half an hour before serving and for the wine to be decanted.
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 6 tons/ha are chosen. The mechanized harvested grapes went through a classic maceration-fermentation process in special stainless steel vessels, with piston and pump for recirculation, without a subsequent maturation in oak barrels.
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.”