The Elite range from Domeniul Coroanei Segarcea bears the royal insignia of the lily ribbon. The wines in this range are all dry wines. The RED ones are obtained by the technique called délestage, a procedure that allows obtaining fresh, fruity wines. The WHITE ones follow a fermentation process in stainless steel tanks, at controlled temperatures and are matured on fine yeasts.
A golden yellow Chardonnay wine, with intense aromas of yellow apple, ripe fruit, pineapple, vanilla. A medium silky body, nicely integrated acids and long finish.
Recommended serving temperature: 11ºC – 13ºC. Culinary pairings: soft Brie-style cheese, sushi, vegetable risotto, chicken dishes.
The estate has 35 hectares with Chardonnay, planted at a density of 6.000 plants per hectare. The plants have a disposition from north to south, on a calcareous chernozem type soil. The cutting mode is simple Guyot. For this range, plots with a production of 8 – 10 tons/ha are chosen.
The grapes were mechanically harvested overnight and cooled at the 8-10 degree mark for pellicular maceration in stainless steel tanks for 12 hours. Then pressed under low pressure. The must thus obtained was naturally clarified at temperatures of 5ºC – 8ºC for 48 hours. Slow fermentation followed in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures between 13ºC – 18ºC. The wine obtained was aged on fine lees in stainless steel tanks.
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.”