Chapter 2.5.2 General View on Wine

Dear Friends ,

Here we go again !

I haven’t posted anything in a long while … busy at work , no memorable wine events and so on…however enough with excuses !

First Edition of this year 2013 , GoodWine – Bucharest , Romania , took place in a larger location and it looks like next year the organizers will have to look around for even a larger one as the attendance was far better than last year …I couldn’t even make photos !

DSCF4218busy , busy , busy !

I’ll add more photos and a few new wines I’ve discovered during this Fair by tomorrow , I guess….if nothing else will occur ( it’s 1st. of April …no other reason 🙂 )

DSCF4219Enira Reserva 2006

Only a small taste of things to come …..oh , it’s 14.7 % Niiiiice!

One exceptional and marvelous wine! This wine contains the wealth of Merlot (73%) Syrah (12%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%) and Petit Verdot (5%). The wine matured for sixteen months in French oak barrels. The taste of the wine inspires with its dense ruby color with some brownish notes , that makes promise for fullness of the body. Enira Reserva 2006 fascinates with its intensive cherry aroma and involves you with its juicy, nice and magnetic taste. The sensation of ripe red berries is because of the precise moment of wine harvest. Niceness and sweet tannins supports the temper of this attractive wine.

The wine obsesses with its silk mildness, warmth and depth. Rich and full, the wine has a superb length and splendid aftertaste.

I have to admit that wines from Bulgaria did not make such a good impression over the time , however , this one did !

Most important percentage is Merlot ( probably that’s why I like it so much ) and combined with Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon alows the creation of a small universe of taste rich palate and colour !

Congratulations !

DSCF4213Myself and Mr. Ionel Dan from Rotenberg Vineyard

It always was , is and will be a real pleasure and a real treat to meet again with the representatives of Rotenberg Vineyards and if one asks Me , I would say that they are amongst the top 3 wine producers from Romania ( and I’m talking quality NOT quantity ) and when it comes to Merlot ! – no offence to other producers – They are the VERY BEST ! The quality of their Merlot stays the same , improves and matures very well in time

DSCF4211Arlequin By Rotenberg

This is a 100% Merlot , 13,5% in alcohol content dedicated from what I’ve gathered to HoReCa industry. It’s still great ! ….and has a beautiful label !


Rotenberg and Sambrunia

Rotenberg Wines and Sambrunia cheese in the background . I’ve talked about that particular cheese before ….it’s amongst the best products I’ve seen around in that particular category .


Mr. Stelian Stefan , Sommelier for Vinarte Vineyards doing Desk…sorry…barrel hours during GoodWine 2013

DSCF4217Vinarte Vienyards managed to bring their cellar at the GoodWine 2013 Fair !

DSCF4220Mr. Laurentiu Achim from Savor HD getting ready to talk wine

DSCF4221Hawk eyes !He got Me …and I was thinking He was to busy taking care of the wines

DSCF4222I don’t know who He is , but for sure He loves wine….

I’m getting ready with a few more things on a new comer Tenuta Colibasi”

Meanwhile , a few quotes :

• In King Tut’s Egypt (around 1300 BC), the commoners drank beer and the upper class drank wine.

• The Egyptians were the first to make glass containers around 1500 B.C.E.

• As early as 4000 BC, the Egyptians were the first people to use corks as stoppers.

• In ancient Babylon, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead (fermented honey beverage) he could drink for a month after the wedding. Because their calendar was lunar or moon-based, this period of free mead was called the “honey month,” or what we now call the “honeymoon.”

In vino veritas !

I have discovered yet , another Wine producer / vineyard from Romania , Dragasani region , called “Tenuta” Colibasi ( the owner is Italian as I found out , Sr. Paolo Mennini ) .


They would have quiet a wide variety of wines and I could name : Sauvignon Blanc , Burgund Rose , Burgund ( red ) , Negru de Dragasani , Merlot , Pinot Noir and Colinero…

The last one caught My attention the other day while visiting GoodWine Fair

The Colinero is a 50% Merlot and 50% cabernet Sauvignon , clear dark ruby red , with strong berries notes , spices and especially blueberries .It has a strong tanninic taste , very robust and complex .This wine could very well be associated with steaks ( beef , some specialities made of pork ) , game and medium matured cheeses .

The production of this particular wine is done only through selected years and strong and recise selection of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon parcels from the estate .The grapes are vinified separatelly in stainless steel vats.

Tenuta Colibasi Colnero The quality of this photo is not very good ( I do apologize for it )

As far as I could see at the moment of tasting , this particular wine has good ( I would say GREAT ) potential and if they have the chance to produce it during very good years , there is no tell where this could go !

The alcohol content is only 14.35 % .

The only thing I don’t like ( but that’s just Me ) , would be the label …such a outstanding wine deserves a better label / image !

The 2011 is considered a good year and I already have a bottle in storage , bottle that I will keep for probably 2-3 more years and then We’ll see …..

Overall , it’s excellent that Romania finds the resources to develop more and more vineyards / estates ! Way to go !

Published on March 31, 2013 at 16:51  Leave a Comment  

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