|Remarkably Romania has been producing wine for the same amount of time as France but due to the lack of money, expertise and resources the wine has struggled with popularity.
Recent history has shown that vineyards used for Umbrele wines were renowned by 1446. This was when Mihall de Ciorna, Lord of Severin bought the Umbrele vineyards for 32 Hungarian gold florins. There has been massive investment in the original winery and in new vineyards, with the replanting of 600 hectares. This has enabled to the winery to produce beautifully fresh and fruity wines.
A wonderful Merlot from Romania. Plenty of open fruit on the nose. Soft and expressive flavours on the palate with a hint of spice at the finish.
Colour: Red 100% Merlot
All red meats, game and pies but also fine on its own
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