Legend has it that when the popularity of the excellent wines of Dacia spread across the region, the famous Dacian king Burebista feared that his territories were in danger of being attacked by conquerors. To prevent this, Burebista decided to burn all the vines so that no invaders would benefit from them. Budureasca’s Wine in Flames collection allows us, thousands of years later to enjoy wines that sprout from the ashes of ancient Dacian vines.
All the wines in the Wine in Flames collection are dry, bringing out the best characteristics of each grape variety. Many of the wines are aged in oak barrels to add more structure and complexity. The wines also age for up to 4 months before release.
This is a dark ruby red wine, with pleasant aromas of black cherry and tobacco. Full-bodied, with excellent balance and rich, complex flavors of blackberries and black cherries. The tannins are very well integrated into the wine, making for a great tasting experience.
For an optimal taste experience, we recommend serving the wine at a temperature of 18 – 20°C. It is an excellent match with red meat steaks. Try this wine with a juicy, medium-rare rib-eye steak and grilled sweet potatoes on the side.
The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are among the last to be picked in the vineyards in Dealu Mare. This wine was produced from a harvest of up to 8 tons / hectar. The grapes are fermented for 15 to 25 days in stainless steel tanks. After completing fermentation, 40% of this wine was aged in American oak barrels for 6 months.
Budureasca vineyards are part of the famous Dealu Mare region (located in the Southern Subcarpathians) and spread over an area of approximately 275 hectares – of which 250 hectares were replanted, while the old vines were kept on 25 hectares.
The area includes numerous hills and valleys, from the Teleajen River in the west to the Buzau River in the east. The hilly massif, with its southern position, is an ideal place for vine cultivation. The altitude of Budureasca vineyards ranges from 175m to 400m. The conditions favor in particular the production of black grapes, but white grapes also enjoy extremely favorable conditions, resulting in very aromatic and fruity white wines.
The Southern positioning, sunny location and extremely rich soils, consisting of chernozems and limestone, offer vines properties that are almost impossible to find in other regions of the country. The temperate continental climate, with frequent hot air coming from the Mediterranean side, also contributes to the exquisite quality of the wines produced here at Budureasca.
It is not a coincidence that Budureasca vineyards are located on Parallel 45, the same geographical coordinates as Bordeaux or Burgundy, two famous regions in the wine industry. The result is a terroir with extraordinary potential for the production of high-class wines.