The Shiraz from Crama Oprisor’s famous La Cetate series. The name La Cetate (The Fortress) 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 inhabitants 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.
This Shiraz is a powerful, well-structured, generous wine with a particular fullness that is well above average.
The seductive aromas of this wine, reminiscent of tobacco, spices and eucalyptus, are enhanced by the exotic sensations of bitter chocolate and ripe cherries. A wine with a complex personality and interesting flavors of almonds and cocoa. It has a deep core with exceptional color intensity. The bouquet shows classic Shiraz notes with hints of chocolate and dried plums, ending with a soft elevator, with French oak notes.
An excellent companion to veal dishes. Recommended temperature: 16ºC – 18ºC.
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.