Chardonnay from Crama Oprisor’s famous La Cetate series. The name La Cetate (The Fort) refers to a the history of the place where Crama Oprisor stands today. Ruins of an ancient fortress have been found on this spot that used to protect the residents of Drince Valley.
La Cetate is Crama Oprisor’s first series of “premium wines,” a series that has delivered exceptional wines from its first year of production. The La Cetate series has made history in the revival of Romanian wine.
The soil in Crama Oprisor’s vineyard contains a lots of lime which is ideal for the chardonnay grape and you really notice it!
A pale-yellow wine with aromas of pear, melon, apricot and a touch of anise. The aging in oak barrels creates aromas of vanilla, almonds and hazelnut. The wine is full-bodied with soft acidity and slight bitters on the finish.
An excellent companion to fish, poultry, white meat, soft cheeses, vegetable dishes, cream-based sauces. Highly recommended with coq-au-vin.
The grapes are picked manually in the early morning because then the temperature is still low. The grapes are immediately chilled under ice. After bruising, the grapes undergo cold peeling for 10 hours before pressing takes place. After alcoholic fermentation, the wine matures for 120 days in oak barrels.
The Crama Oprisor winery is located in the Drincea Valley. Vines have been present here since the 15th century. The hills of Golul Drincei form a beautiful viticultural “amphitheater” and this area is famous for producing high quality wines.
The vineyard of Crama Oprisor has a temperate climate with influence of the Danube and Carpathian rivers. The vineyards are located on the north-south slope. The soil has a high clay and humus content.