A gentle introduction to Orange wine - refreshing like a white wine, with the complexity of red wine.
Alamina's intention is to showcase the very best of what Romania can offer. Premium, indigenous varietals's such as Feteasca Neagra from Recas' best vineyards and Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio from carefully selected bunches of grapes. As you walk through the rolling vineyards of the 700 hectare Cramele Recas estate, two things are inescapable. The first is the scale of the transformation that Englishman Philip Cox and his wife Elvira have managed to achieve, replanting 700 hectares of decrepit vineyards and replacing them with immaculately tended sites the equal of anywhere else in the world. The second is that if you didn't know where you were, you'd be convinced you were in Tuscany or any other "Classic" wine producing region.
Refreshing like a white wine, with the complexity of red wine. This orange wine is made by leaving the grape skins and seeds in contact with the pressed juice, creating a deep orange-hued finish. The wine ferments naturally without the addition of yeasts, sulphur or any other additions. The different varieties are then blended and before a natural cold stabilisation, and bottled unfiltered and unfined.
Tasting Note: Dark straw colour with orange hints, the nose is a delicate mélange of quince, poire william and a hint of vanilla. A complex and structured wine, with elegant but discreet fruit flavours of stone fruits, backed up with a powerful tannin structure and long finish. A natural minimal intervention wine which is well balanced and structured yet pure and incredibly fresh.
Critics: 16/20 Jancis Robinson (2020), 89/100 Decanter
Feteasca Alba 51%, Sauvignon Blanc 19%, Chardonnay 15%, Tamioasa Romaneasca 15%