Old Wines – Cabernet Sauvignon – Sweet


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Origini represents a selection of distinctive and elegant wines that faithfully express the unique character of Budureasca vineyards.

Only the very best grapes are used to create these unique wines, which have extraordinary aging potential.They are manually selected and sorted from parcels where climatic conditions, soil, and sunlight exposure are ideal, to give full-bodied wines with great character. The reds are aged for at least 12 months in oak barrels originating from different parts of the world to increase their complexity and structure.

These exquisite wines arise at the end of a creative process developed from the stage of grape cultivation in the vineyard, up to the aging of the wine in the bottle. The name Origini represents the origins of wine making in this region, thousands of years ago.

2011 was one of the best years for Budureasca. It is therefore no coincidence that 2011 was also the year in which this sweet wine was introduced into the highest Origini collection.


Tasting notes

This wine is full-bodied, with an intense ruby color. The aromatic profile reveals fruity notes, both ripe and juicy. Then the wine evolves into a heightened sensation of brown sugar molasses, with ginger and cinnamon in secondary roles. The taste is naturally sweet, of fig and blueberry jam, with spice accents reminiscent of nutmeg and ginger.

Perfectly integrated acidity makes this wine of even more remarkable aging potential.


Serving tip

Best served as it is, as a delicious dessert, or paired with chocolate or fruit desserts. We recommend serving this wine at 18-20°C.



For this sweet Cabernet, the grapes were pressed directly, without maceration. The remaining amount of natural sugar was mainly due to the late harvest. Fermentation was stopped at the ideal time, to achieve the desired balance between tannins and sugar, which is just one of the many secrets of this wine.



Budureasca vineyards are part of the famous Dealu Mare region (located in the Southern Subcarpathians) and spread over an area of approximately 275 hectares – of which 250 hectares were replanted, while the old vines were kept on 25 hectares.

The area includes numerous hills and valleys, from the Teleajen River in the west to the Buzau River in the east. The hilly massif, with its southern position, is an ideal place for vine cultivation. The altitude of Budureasca vineyards ranges from 175m to 400m. The conditions favor in particular the production of black grapes, but white grapes also enjoy extremely favorable conditions, resulting in very aromatic and fruity white wines.

The Southern positioning, sunny location and extremely rich soils, consisting of chernozems and limestone, offer vines properties that are almost impossible to find in other regions of the country. The temperate continental climate, with frequent hot air coming from the Mediterranean side, also contributes to the exquisite quality of the wines produced here at Budureasca.

It is not a coincidence that Budureasca vineyards are located on Parallel 45, the same geographical coordinates as Bordeaux or Burgundy, two famous regions in the wine industry. The result is a terroir with extraordinary potential for the production of high-class wines.

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Cabernet Sauvignon




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