The Cramele Recas Estate, owned by Englishman, Philip Cox and his Romanian wife Elvira, have put in a huge amount of work into transforming their slice of grape growing history into a contemporary winemaking haven.
The immaculate vineyards are a combination of evolved plantings from 1447 and much more recent plantings too. With recent investments into modernising and improving their winery, they regularly host world class flying winemakers, vintage to vintage, to work with their team. This enables them to create top quality wines and constantly challenge themselves push innovations and approach winemaking with an open mind.
Partially from organic vineyards and partially from their own estate grown grapes, in Recas, western Romania. The altitude here is around 250 m, with soil rich in iron oxide and loess on fractured limestone bedrock.
Vinfied by Australian Hartley Smithers in a new world style, with short 7 day macceration and fermentation, pressed just before dry and clarfied before going through 100% malolactic fermentation.
This is a fresh and fruity Pinot packed full of red fruit aromas that follow onto the palate.
Pair with pasta with mushroom ragu.