Calusari Pinot Noir 2016
Medium bodied, Juicy plum and red cherry with velvety finish.
Calusari Pinot Noir is produced by a leading Romanian vineyard Cramele Recas. A medium bodied red with juicy plum and red cherry fruit and a velvety finish. This is a strikingly aromatic Pinot Noir with violets and dried cherries on the nose with hints of tobacco but its real asset is a fantastically juicy, berry palate and a silky smooth, delicious finish.
The winemaking tradition in Romania is a long and noble one. The first records of viticulture in the Banat region date back to the Roman invasion of Dacia in the First Century AD, but legend tells of Bacchaus, the God of Wine, spending his childhood there. More recent history shows that the vineyards used for Umbrele were already renowned by 1447, when the lord of Severin Mihall de Ciorna purchased the vineyards for 32 Hungarian gold florins.
Hailing from the shadow of the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, there has been massive investment in the winery and in new vineyards with the replanting of over 600 hectares. This investment has resulted in beautifully fresh and fruity wines.
Food Match : Good on it's own, but works well with lighter meat dishes - grilled meats. Serve chilled with fish.
Grape : Pinot Noir
Producer : Cramele Recas
Country : Viili Timisului, Romania