Symphony is a magnum (1.5 liters) that hides the most complicated blend created so far in Romania
A composition of varieties: Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Fetesca Negră, Marcelan, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Touriga Nacional
These eight varieties, in an ensemble, compose a noble and inviting harmony. They are assorted in a charming way, like the notes of a composition, ready to delight anyone’s senses.
Symphony no. 1 in E flat major, op. 13, the work of George Enescu, one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century and the most important Romanian musician is the one who inspired the creation of this wine.
The philosophy of blends applied by any respectable oenologist says that the end result of a wine-making process must be better than each wine taken separately. Although it is by far the most complicated assemblage of red varieties in Romania, Symphony is not a difficult, tiring or attention-grabbing wine.
Au contraire, the eight varieties found in this bottle – Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Fetească Neagră, Marselan, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Touriga Nacional – have come together to the point where they have created a unitary structure, an elegant but cheerful wine, perfect for meeting friends. Full of freshness, playful, with an aromatic centre dominated by red fruits and berries, doubled by a spectrum of secondary aromas of spices and vegetable spectrum, it is a wine younger than the age it shows, and the packaging of 1,5 liters, assures us that this exuberance will be kept for a long time.
Recommended temperature 14ºC – 17ºC.
The estate has 23 hectares planted with Pinot Noir, 24.7 ha with Merlot, 41.8 ha with Cabernet Sauvignon, 12.9 ha with Fetească neagră, 10.4 ha with Touriga Nacional, 7 ha with Cabernet Franc, 8, 4 ha with Syrah and 10 ha with Marselan. The pruning mode is simple Guyot.
Syrah is the only variety for which carbonic maceration has been used for whole, unstemmed grapes. For the other varieties, a classic macerationfermentation was chosen, in stainless steel tanks and at controlled temperatures. The maturation of the wines was done separately for each variety. Marselan, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot were aged in French oak barrels for periods of 6 to 12 months. The other varieties are not barriqued.
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 prevent 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.”