Type: Red Wine
Country: Romania
Region: Recas/Banat
Code: PAPA025
Is this our best value Syrah?? It really shows typical Syrah characters and it doesn't break the bank. Cramele (literally "Cellar") Recas is a premium wine estate located on the far western fringes of the Romanian region of Transylvania/Banat. All the fruit is selected from their own 980 ha estate and bottled in their state of the art winery completed in 2010. Their wines are modern and fruit driven and express perfectly the traditions and terroir of the Recas vineyard where wine has been produced continously since the 1st century A.D.
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Cramele Recas

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 1200ha 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 thick skinned varietal, offering bags of soft fruit and balancing tannins – Aromas of violets, cherry and tobacco on the nose with a warming palate of red berries, dark cherries and plums.
Great with pizza, classic Bolognese, Romana pasta, lamb and Moroccan inspired dishes.
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.

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