“Rare varieties” is the name of a mini-collection of three wines, integrated by expression, complexity and vinification techniques in the Prestige range. The three wines are the Viognier, Marselan and this Tămâioasă Roză.
The rare variety Tămâioasă Roză has been saved from extinction, with the relaunch of the Segarcea vineyard after 2002 and managed to find its international recognition in just a few years of existence on the market, winning the Gold Medal at the International Wine Challenge, in Bordeaux, in 2012. The achievement is even greater as the jury, with an obvious inclination towards dry wines, considered this semi-sweet wine worthy of the highest distinction.
Awards & recognitions
GOLD – Sakura “Japan Women’s Wine Awards”, Japan, 2022
SILVER – Vinalies Internationales, Paris, France, 2022
SILVER – Muscats du Monde, Bordeaux, 2022
The distinctive aromas – of well-riped peach, white apricots and red berries – build a delicate but strong bouquet. The same aromas are found in the taste, but the finish leaves behind a long note of petals and rose jam.
Recommended serving temperature: 8ºC – 10ºC.
The estate has 13.3 ha of this variety, of which 1.3 ha is the mother plantation, of over 100 years old. Stalks for grafting were taken from this area and a new plantation of 12 ha was set up. The pruning mode is simple Guyot. The grapes were harvested manually at a maturity level of 256 g of sugar/litre and cleaved. The richness of aromas is found in the skin of the berries and therefore, in order to extract it, a film maceration was made for 24 hours at temperatures between 8º C – 10º C. After maceration the color was also extracted. A light pressing followed and the stum obtained was fermented for 21 days in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures between 15º C – 18º C. To keep the remaining unfermented sugar,
fermentation was stopped by rapid cooling to 5°-7° C.
Bordeaux, Burgundy, Piedmont and “Domeniul Coroanei” Segarcea share the 44º parallel, the unparalleled wine parallel.
The vineyard of “Domeniul Coroanei” covers 277 hectares. Its 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 gives the wine the acidity that perfectly complements the character of well-ripened wine fruit.
The 277 hectares of vineyards have been completely replanted, with the exception of some old stumps more than a century old, which allowed a unique variety, “Tămâioasa Roză”, to be saved.
“In all work in the vineyard, we try to stay as close as possible to traditional methods and use the most appropriate solutions, so that we coexist with nature and do not exploit it. From grazing (to combat excess water after rainfall) to drainage, from a minimum of synthetic substances to more than 30,000 rose nests planted at each end of the row to give us timely warning of 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 vineyard is proof that we have chosen the best path.”