For years the Chileans have propagated the myth that they alone are capable of producing quality, modern single vineyard wines at very affordable prices but the wines from Umbrele, utilise 'new world' technologies to create contemporary Romanian wines that are fresh and fruity and extremely approachable. Umbrele means shadow and refers to the mountainous terrain that surrounds the vineyards dominating the landscape. With new world technologies and a contemporary approach to the winemaking the quality of these wines is anything but hidden in shadow. The wines are fresh, fruity and extremely approachable.
Planted on the rolling hills in viile Timisului, the vines were replanted 12 year ago to on a trellised system. Conventional new world viticulture and meticulous canopy management. Grapes are machine harvested.
Crushing and full destemming on all parcels, fermentation in stainless steel 40 to 50 tonne tanks, controlled yeast inoculation. Temperature 25-32 deg C for about 5-7days on skins with regular automated pumpovers. Pressed with some sugar still present. Ferment finishes off on the skins, centrifugation off gross lees as soon as dry followed by natural malolactic fermentation. 85% of the wine is then aged in American Oak.
Cherry red colour with a fruit filled nose and smokey nuances. Integrated toasty oak with the great Syrah flavours. Soft chamois leather tannins.
Enjoy with red meat and game, Iberico ham, and light pasta dishes.
- Additional Information
Name Umbrele Syrah Country Romania Region Ville Timisului ABV% 13% Vintage 2016 Grape Variety 100% Syrah Size 750ml Dietary Information Suitable for Vegetarians, Suitable for Vegans