The Feteasca Neagra 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.
Produced from attentively-selected grapes, carefully fermented and matured in oak barrels, this wine is full of passion, harmonious, intense, strong and elegant. It was macerated until it acquired the adequate force, it was sufficiently matured in order to get the due silkiness and softness, it was prepared so that it could be relished either immediately or after two–three years. Its complexity surprises after the first olfactory impression, reminding cranberries and cocoa. The elegant attack is continued by a persistent and enveloping taste, suggesting comfits and dark chocolate.
Recommended serving temperature: 16ºC – 18ºC. Recommended with pork or beef dishes.
After the grapes were selected and harvested, destemming and cold maceration followed for 72 hours. After a maceration-fermentation process that lasted 21 days at an average temperature of 23-25ºC and subsequent malolactic fermentation, the wine was transferred into French oak for a period of 10 months.
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.