The elders in Dealu Mare still recall a certain night, when all the villagers were called at the Landlord’s castle and sent to find his daughter, who was missing. They searched for hours, but they couldn’t find anything in the dark mist.
She showed up at the gates in the morning, mumbling something about a tall, mysterious man who carried her from the castle alcove to the vineyard and whispered a seducing story in her ear all night long. Then he kissed her on the neck, and a drop of blood poured on the ground.
For three years after that night, the vineyard had no crop. When it finally did, the wine made from its grapes was darker and stronger than it used to be.
A genuine Romanian breed, every drop of this noble wine, Feteasca Neagra (Black Maiden), as the locals named it, carries the overwhelming power of Dracula, the mark of the vampire.
The wine is velvety with aromas of flowers and ripe black fruits: blackberries, blueberries, prunes and a nice vanilla flavor note coming from the 18 months in French oak.
The flavors are long and complex.
Food match: Red meats, cheese and pasta.
Serve at 16C – 18C