From the early days of 1990, when Her Royal Highness Margareta of Romania returned among the Romanians fresh out of the sad communist era and to this day, the Crown Princess
has become a symbol for all values forgotten or ignored in the previous half- century – honesty, respect compared to tradition, passion for excellence, modesty, volunteerism, humanism and charity. Through his daily actions, in all these years, Her Royal Highness has been a pioneer in the formation of a responsible elite, which would lay the foundations of Romania’s moral rebirth.
In September 2010, the ”Domeniul Coroanei” Segarcea officially became the supplier of the Royal House of Romania again, thus regaining the place its establishment by His Majesty King Carol I, was intended for.
“At the request of Her Royal Highness, Princess Margareta, we created two special wines, in limited editions. We tried to include in them, both the gratitude for the history that linked our destiny to the Royal House of Romania and the promise that we will never deviate from the standards of excellence that have consecrated to this day, the name of the Segarcea vineyard. The history lesson that the Segarcea vineyard shows to the world every day is that a really well-done work does not fall upon the passage of time, nor upon the influence of people. Even in the darkest times of communist nationalization and collectivization, the name Segarcea remained a landmark of quality, as desired by its founder, His Majesty, King Carol I. In recognition, today’s company remains dedicated to the values born at the same time with the Law for the Crown Domain, on June 10th (22nd) 1884: excellence, tradition, love and respect for the land”
Awards and recognitions
GOLD, 87 POINTS – Femmes et Vins du Monde, Monaco, 2022
SILVER – Sakura Japan Women`s Wine Awards, 2022
Flavours of strawberry jam, raspberries, blueberries, tobacco, spices, cocoa, milk chocolate, rum, coconut and fine leather. The taste is complex, gradually revealing itself, from the fruity explosion to the secondary tones of spices, completed with a long and elegant aftertaste of liquorice and milk chocolate. It has a great ageing power.
Recommended temperature: 16ºC-18ºC. It is necessary to open the bottle half an hour before serving and for the wine to be decanted
The first Romanian wine made a 100% from the Marselan variety, planted for the first time in the vineyards of Segarcea in 2005. For this wine, the production was limited to 6 tons of grapes per hectare, to ensure a special extract.
Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Piemonte en “Domeniul Coroanei” Segarcea share the 44º parallel, the unparalleled wine parallel.
The vineyard of ”Domeniul Coroanei” covers 277 hectares. The location in an amphitheater open to the south ensures a record number of hours of sunshine per vegetation cycle (from the first buds in spring to hibernation). The soil consists of a layer of chernozem, under which there is a layer of limestone, then a former seabed, this structure providing the wine with the acidity that perfectly complements the character of well-ripened fruits of wines.
The 277 hectares cultivated with vines have been completely replanted, except for a few old stumps more than a century old, which helped save a unique variety, ”Tămâioasa Roză”.
“In all the works performed in the vineyard, we try to be as close as possible to the traditional methods and to use the most suitable solutions so that we coexist with nature, not exploit it. From grassing (to combat excess water after rains) to drainage, from a minimum of synthetic substances to over 30,000 rose nests planted at each end of the row to warn us in time from impending infections such as downy mildew, powdery mildew or other vine infections we try to create a harmonious whole and the biodiversity (both flora and fauna) reborn around the winery is proof that we have chosen the best path.”