Marama – Tămâioasă Românească

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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 Romanian tradition almost imperatively requires that Tămâioasa Roamanească be vinified sweet, or at least semi-sweet. In Segarcea, this variety has been cultivated for a relatively short time, so the winemaker tried to experiment with all its expressions and the dry wine variant proved to be incredibly expressive, offering an incredible expression of the Oltenian land.

 

Awards & Recognitions

GOLD – International Challenge Gilbert&Gaillard, Franta, 2022
SILVER – Vinalies® Internationales, Paris, 2022

 

Tasting Description 

An extremely complex bouquet with aromas of roses, sweet fruits, white flowers and the classic Muscat aromas. The strong and long taste proves to be refreshing, with an acidity that gives the vivacity that sets in motion the complex and full of structure ensemble that the aromatic levels give.

 

Serving suggestion 

Oily fish, such as a piece of butterfish cooked in white sauce. Recommended serving temperature: 11ºC – 13ºC.

 

Wijnmaking

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 a production of 8 tons/ha are chosen. The grapes, picked by hand, were peeled, crushed and kept for film maceration for 24 hours at a temperature of 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 15º C – 18º C. The wine was matured on fine yeasts for 3-5 months

 

Winery

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.”

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