Stunning Romanian Wines from Cramele Recas
Back in 1988, three families decided to invest in a winery in Romania, starting with 650 hectares of slightly unloved vineyards and a rusty, once state-owned winery.
Yet Englishman Philip Cox and his Romanian wife Elvira, have turned the Cramele Recas Estate into the most successful winery in Romania. Recas are now recognised globally for their impressive scale and breadth of fascinating wines, including natural and orange wine from organic grapes. Despite the scale the emphasis is on making good wines that over-deliver, and as a result they’ve struck on a magic formula.
Vineyards are a combination of evolved plantings from 1447 and more recent planting, whilst the winery has seen significant investment and boasts state of the art facilities where innovation thrives. Recas are in every way a modern, dynamic winery, whose open minded approach and quality sets them apart … a winery you really can’t ignore.
Click on the wines above for their individual details and tasting notes, right down to the viticultural techniques of each. If you need any more information, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at email@example.com and I’ll do my best to help.
2016 Castaño Coleccion
Monastrell / Cabernet Sauvignon
From 50 year old bush vines on stony, sandy and limestone soils. The grapes are hand harvested and sorted. Fermented on the skins in stainless steel tanks, the wine then undergoes maturation for 10 months in new French oak barrels.
Deep shiny garnet colour with violet highlights. On the nose it is complex, with ripe blackberries aromas of blueberries and raspberries along with delicated clove and pepper spices. Aged in oak it has cacao and vanilla nuances. Soft on the palate with sweet tannins, good concentration, a complex mouthfeel and velvety finish.
A delicious back vintage
2016 Castaño Coleccion
Deep shiny garnet colour with violet highlights. On the nose it is complex, with ripe blackberries aromas of blueberries and raspberries along with delicated clove and pepper spices. Aged in oak it has cacao and vanilla nuances. Soft on the palate with sweet tannins, good concentration, a complex mouthfeel and velvety finish. Read more…
2019 Castaño Solanera (6bts)£120.00
A fresh release
2019 Castaño Solenara
Deep dark red, clean and bright. Aromas of ripe red fruit (plum, cranberries) and spices. On the palate, the ripe red fruit notes return along the jam and spices. The oak notes are totally integrated. Full, complex and structured, with elegant silky tannins and good balance. Read more…