Prohova Valley Reserve Pinot Noir
Dry Red Wine
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2011, Dealurile Munteniei
Dealurile Munteniei – Dealu Mare Region
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 the 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
Short skin maceration in vertical tanks at 14-16oC
Controlled fermentation in roto-tanks during 7-10 days
Ageing in French barrels
Bottling and labeling
Ageing in bottles
Dry Red Wine
Total acidity: 5.62 g/L
Residual sugar: 3.96 g/L
Delicate and bright ruby red.
Ripe red fruits (strawberries and raspberries) with subtle notes of spices and touches of toasted French oak.
Fruit-forward, fresh and flavourful, medium-bodied and fully textured in mouth; balanced acidity and a pleasant, long and persistent finish.
Ideal with red meat, salmon, pasta in meat sauce and cheese.
Best served between 16-18°C