Vardό means “caravan” in the language of the gypsies. It represents the joy of living and loving, as intense, as free, as happy as they do. Because, most of the time, happiness lies in simple things. Just as the caravan gives them freedom without hindrance, so this wine inspires you to live freely and taste the joy they experience every time they come in contact with the four elements that define their way of life: water, air, earth and fire.
These four primary elements outline what you will now know as Vardo.
A grape that has seduced the whole world with its ability to produce both young and expressive wines, as well as heavy wines with great ageing power. In Segarcea, in order to capture its aromatic complexity, the winemaker chose for an carbonic maceration for the Syrah, a process in which fermentation begins with whole, unpressed and unstemmed grapes.
Awards and recognitions
DOUBLE GOLD – China Wine&Spirits Awards, Hong Kong, 2022
A faceted wine, with a classic expression of southern climate, in which the aromas evolve and are constantly transformed. After slight aeration, it explodes in dozens of aromas, with sweet sensations, despite the fact that it is a dry wine, with well-integrated tannins, which give the body intensity and roundness.
Recommended temperature: 16ºC – 18ºC.
The grapes are harvested by hand and a carbonic maceration of the unstemmed grapes takes place. The wine is then aged in French and American oak barrels of first and second passage, for a period of up to one year.
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”.
The estate has 8.4 hectares of Syrah, planted at a density of 5,000 plants per hectare. The pruning mode is simple Guyot. For this range, plots with a production of 6 tons/ha are chosen.
“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.”