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 winemaking in this region, thousands of years ago.
This exquisite aged wine has been created from the best plot of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in Budureasca vineyards from tthe 2011 vintage, one of Budureasca’s best.
The aromatic bouquet of this exquisite wine is reminiscent of black cherries, blackberries, bitter chocolate and eucalyptus, with hints of oriental spices. The palate indulges us with notes of black, ripe fruit, complemented by allspice, cinnamon and bistort root accents. Then it opens up further with hints of fig jam.The tannins are on the firm side due to the long aging in oak barrels, and the finish is both long and strong in intensity.
This wine is made to be enjoyed as is, taking the time to discover all its expressions. It also goes well with beef or venison steak, marinated in red wine and accompanied by slightly sweet flavors. Recommended temperature: 18ºC – 20ºC.
Due to the climate and the winemaker`s care, this wine has developed unique qualities. The must was obtained from grapes picked at the end of the harvest period, using the gravitational method (no compression), and was fermented for over 15 days traditionally. After the wine making process, the wine was aged in Bulgarian oak barrels for approximately 14 months, followed by a stage of bottle aging, to perfect the typical varietal bouquet.
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 our 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.