The Pinot Noir 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.
Ruby red, slightly tan color with aromas of ripe cherries, strawberries, salmiac, licorice and black pepper. The wine is spicy, elegant, rich with soft tannins and a long finish.
An excellent companion to pheasant, turkey, veal entrecote, mushrooms, pâté and Provencal vegetables. Aanbevolen temperatuur: 16ºC – 18ºC.
The pinot noir comes from the northern slopes of Crama Oprisor’s vineyard because the grape needs coolness. The grapes are hand picked, selected and harvested in crates of 350/400 kg. After mashing, the must undergoes cold maceration. After gentle pressing, malolactic fermentation takes place. The wine then matures for 8 months in Frank oak barriques.
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.