CUVÉE CHARLOTTE DOC CMD DEALU MARE

“Unspecified blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Fetească Neagră from the first independent winery in Romania, started by a Frenchman wooed by Fetească Neagră. Very sophisticated wine that looks glorious- healthy and nuanced. Smells complex and youthful. One of the few reds not to be scared by tannins. Great balance but great future too. Lovely wine.” Jancis Robinson MW in Romania- land of hope

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Every year, this wine is created with grapes from the most valuable plots of the Dealu Mare vineyard. There is no strict recipe, the first Charlotte (in 1999) was an assemblage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Fetească Neagră; the 2010 harvest was an assemblage of Fetească Neagră and Merlot. This cuvée is a rare and prestigious wine, firstly created by Guy de Poix in 1999 for Charlotte, his eldest daughter. This is a wine with great acidity and elegant, well integrated tannins, and it is bound to further develop its character and complexity over time.

Grape Variety Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Fetească Neagră

Alcohol 14.5%

Wine Dry, full bodied

Vineyard Dealu Mare

Nose Violets, sundried plums, raisins, tobacco, truffles, cinnamon

Palate Red berries, blueberries, blackberries

Maturation 12 months in oak barrels

Food Matching Red meat such as grilled Argentinean beef, roast lamb, venison. Drink at 18-19°C

Ageing potential 10 to 12 years

Vintage 2011

Availability Low stock