The Tămâioasă Românească 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.
An elegant semi-dry wine, with intense and complex aromas of acacia, linden honey, pineapple, mango and citrus. The retained 10 g/l of residual sugar enhances the floral aromas and increases the heartiness of the wine. It is a fine easy drinking wine, suitable for all occasions.
Recommended serving temperature: 8ºC – 10ºC. Pairs well with white chocolate desserts.
The grapes, picked by hand in mid September, were immediately put under the protection of dry ice for 7 hours. After destemming/stripping, the grapes were transferred to cold vats for maceration. Finally the wine was kept on lees for 35 days at 8-9°C.
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.