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.
Grape-symbol of Segarcea, Tămâioasa Roză is a descendant of the Muscat family, adapted to the land of Oltenia. From the 14 hectares planted with material saved from a century-old plants, the winemaker of Segarecea managed to develop a semi-sweet version of this variety. Without ceasing to experiment, the winemaker discovered new values coming together in this variant of dry wine, produced from selected grapes.
Awards and recognitions
GOLD, 90 points – Femmes et Vins du Monde, Monaco, 2022
GOLD – Vinalies Mondial du Rose, France, 2022
SILVER – Concours ELLE a Table, France, 2022
A rose wine with distinctive notes that is ready to take you by surprise with its fresh, fruity taste and good acidity. This variety of dry wine was produced from selected grapes, picked by hand. The result is a young wine with complex aromas, reminiscent of roses and young red fruits.
Ideal with lamb dishes, cheeses but also as an aperitif. Recommended serving temperature: 11ºC – 13ºC.
The estate has 13.3 ha with this variety, of which 1.3 ha is the mother plantation, over 100 years old. Stalks for grafting were taken from this area and a new plantation of 12 ha was set up. The pruning mode is simple Guyot. The grapes, picked by hand, were peeled, crushed and kept for film maceration for 24 hours, at temperatures between 8° C – 10° C to extract colour and flavour. A light pressing followed and the stum obtained fermented slowly, for 30 days in stainless steel tanks, at controlled temperatures between 15ºC – 18ºC. The wine was matured on fine yeasts for 3-5 months.
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.”