Legend has it that the Banat region of Romania was where Bacchus, the god of wine, spent his childhood – certainly the first records of viticulture date back to the Roman Empire when it invaded and annexed the central part of Dacia in 106 AD. The region west of Romania, surrounding the city of Timisoara, is the home of the multi award winning Recaş. The vineyard areas and wine region have both benefited from centuries of influence from Hungarian, Bavarian and Austrian immigrants – all laying claim to have influenced the present day viticulture. Recaş is now a 700ha modern day winery, exporting to both Europe and the Americas. It has a Mediterranean climate, cooler than the rest of Romania, and dryer with a longer harvest season, allowing many varieties to ripen easily.
A beautiful juicy and spicy wine made from the Syrah grape. Full of dark fruit flavours, bitter cherry, blackberry and a hint of vanilla.
Great with pizza, classic Bolognese, Romana pasta, lamb and Moroccan
Made at the new 'State of the Art' winery built in early 2000, the grapes for this dark and peppery red wine are picked using the latest machines which avoid bruising the fruit or damaging the vine in any way. The grapes are de-stemmed, crushed and fermented in steel tanks where the 27 days ferment takes place under sterile, temperature controlled conditions, with the aim to preserve the natural red fruit characters and peppery freshness of the Syrah grape. The wine is pumper over and the skins macerated, with a small portion of the wine being whole bunch fermented. The wine, once clarified slightly, is stored in steel tanks in inert conditions and bottled young in small batches throughout the year, with minimal sulphur used. This wine, like all others from the Cremele Recas winery, is vegan friendly since 2019.