The indigenous grapes of Romania are only now staging a come-back as quality varietals. Phylloxera struck a hard blow in the late 19th century, and hardier varietals - including hybrids and non Vitis vinifera vines from America - were quite widely planted. So too were international grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir, and aromatic white varieties like Sauvignon Blanc and Gewürztraminer. The drive to ramp up production during the Communist era and its aftermath did little to emphasise quality, but today, the non-Vitis vinifera plantings are being replaced very rapidly as new investment kicks in, and the spotlight has fallen on indigenous varieties like the red Feteasca Neagra and white Tamaioasa Romaneasca as being both distinctively Romanian, and capable of high quality.ational grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir, and aromatic white varieties like Sauvignon Blanc and Gewürztraminer.
From Cramele Recas comes a deliciously fresh dry white wine with crisp apple and pear fruit. The palate is light juicy and vibrant with refreshing hints of grapefruit and pineapple. Ideal served chilled as an aperitif or match with salads and grilled fish. ..£6.99 Ex Tax:£5.82
Paparuda Pinot Noir 75cl A beautifully delicate pale garnet color leads through to aromas of violets, dried cherries and hints of tobacco,juicy, light and berry file on the palate with a velvety finish. From ancient times wine from Recas has stimulated and then satisfied the thirst of both mind and body. The first records of viticulture in the Banat region date back from the ..£6.99 Ex Tax:£5.82
From Cramele Recas comes a great Sauvignon Blanc full of fresh flavours of apples with a touch of citrus fruit, zingy and perfumed with flowering currant fruit. A firm favourite with our customers and one of our best sellers. Serve chilled, drink as an aperitif or match with seafood, chicken dishes, and pasta. ..£7.99 Ex Tax:£6.66