According to Romanian folk legends, the Măiastru, the bird depicted on the labels of this wine series, is endowed with inexhaustible magical powers. He expresses the essence of flight and symbolizes ascension to spirituality and transcendence, the tendency toward the ideal, toward exaltation.
Similarly, wine can play the role of spiritual healer, as a link between the abstract and the concrete. The wines offered by Oprisor in the MĂIASTRU range have a certain personality, characterized by a particular velvety texture, an unusual aromatic intensity and a particular minerality.
A contemporary vinification style focused on varietal typicity and structure of the wines, supported by distinguished acidity. An elegant, refreshing alternative that makes these wines ideal for any occasion, from picnics in the green grass to winter evenings by the fire.
It’s hard not to make a good Merlot in Romania! It is probably the international variety best adapted to local conditions. Oprișor’s Merlot is an intense, almost fleshy wine with strong red berry fruit flavours, sweet sensations and a long, friendly aftertaste with hints of almonds and dried herbs. Everything settles into a perfect balance, with expressive roundness and fine, well-integrated tannins. Soft, easy to understand the Merlot Măiastru seduces by its fruitiness and freshness.
Recommended serving temperature: 16ºC – 18ºC. It can be enjoyed with roasted lamb, duck with orange fruit.
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.