Prahova Valley Special Reserve Pinot Noir
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2011, Dealurile Munteniei
Spreading approximately 155 square miles over Sub Carpathian Hills, the renowned Dealu Mare region is the most compact wine producing region in Romania. Dealu Mare (or Big Hill) has long been considered the original birthplace of red wines of exceptional quality.
This classic variety, Pinot Noir has thrived in the lime rich soils of the Dealu Mare region for centuries.
Climate / Quality of the soil:
The typical warm, dry microclimate and the rather long autumns favour rich grape crops of good quality. There is a long vegetation time of 210-240 days with a maximum humidity of 55-80%.
Soils rich in ferric oxides are particularly suitable for varieties such as Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Feteasca Neagra.
Hand harvesting at full maturity; grapes carefully selected
Controlled fermentation in vertical tanks
Minimum 12 months maturation in barrels
Bottling and labelling; ageing in bottles
Total acidity: 5.02 g/L
Residual sugar: 6.40 g/L
This is a very balanced Pinot Noir with lovely pure violets, ripe blueberries and blackberries, complemented by subtle spicy herb and cigars notes. The palate is smooth with elegant fruitiness.
Ideal to be served with red or white meat dishes, fine cheeses or pasta with tomato sauce.
Best served between 16-18°C