Old Wines – Merlot


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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 winemaking in this region, thousands of years ago.

The year 2011 brought some of the best climatic and soil conditions in the Budureasca vineyards. These conditions allowed the Merlot grapes to reach the right degree of ripeness.


Tasting notes

In the glass we find a full-bodied wine with a brick red hue. On the nose, we are quickly greeted by an interesting aromatic profile of ripe and juicy red fruit, which then opens up into a tertiary sensation of cypress resin and musk. The palate is rich, like an avalanche of red fruits, sour cherries and blackcurrants, complemented by rhubarb jam and elevated by oriental spices. The tannins, from the long time in oak barrels, are full and elegant, leading to a chocolatey finish on the palate.


Serving tip

Very good with mildly seasoned chicken, turkey dishes, lamb or pork. Excellent with pasta with rich sauces. Recommended temperature: 18ºC – 20ºC.

The must has undergone a classic maceration process. To add more complexity, the wine was aged in American and Romanian oak barrels for 14 months.

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.


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