Feteasca neagra je po zásluze považovaná za královnu všech rumunských odrůd. V překladu černá panna nebo černá víla je starodávna odrůda, jejíž semena
or Black Maiden and Black Fairy is the jewel of Romanian indigenous grape varieties that has a millennial history. Seeds of Feteasca Neagra were discovered in ancient vestiges from Romania, more than 2000 years old.
For the Romanians, Feteasca Neagra wine is similar to a sophisticated, hard to tame, seductive and mysterious fairy, imposing through her presence, complexity and acidity, all very well balanced like an irresistible woman.
The grape is very versatile, they can gets from 200 to 240 grams of sugar per liter, if is late harvested can gets 270 grams. The acidity can be more than 7 g/ l in tartaric acid for crops up to 7-8 tonnes/ ha.
It is possible to obtain special rose and red wines.
The maximum potential is reached after the maturation in oak barrels followed by the aging in the bottle, resulting high quality wines with a strong typicality.
Depending of the wine-making techniques the the wines get various flavors and fine tannins, good acidity, medium to full body and often more than 13,5% alcohol.
It is typical to have aromas of dried plums, blackberries, and black blueberries along with nice black pepper, vanilla and coffee flavors, and for the old wines toast and skin senses.
Feteasca Alba or White Maiden or White Fairy is an indigenous grape variety representative for Romania, thousands of years old. It is planted in various areas, mainly in Transylvania, Moldavia and north of the Grater Wallachia. It is fascinating to discover the particularities of each area given by the terrain typology and the wine-making styles.
This variety, considering the semantic for the name (Feteasca = young girl, virgin, pure, unmarried, fairy) that leads to femininity and the women delicacy, highlight the cherishing that Romanians have for the wine, as for the women. In Romania we have the tendencies to personify the wine, to resemble it to the women, and Feteasca in all her varieties is one eloquent example.
The harvesting of the grapes it is done late, at full maturity and the wine has aging potential and also can be made as sparkling wine.
Usually the winemaking process is dry, we can find it fresh with green fruits temps, citric or floral, but also complex, especially after barrel maturation.
Tamaioasa Romaneasca or Romanian Incense has the roots in ancient Greece but the old plantation of this variety in Romania – more than 2000 years – adapted it to our area and has survived until now days, inclusive the filoxera attack.
It appears in historical inscriptions as the wine drunk at the royals meeting or used as a trade value.
The grape is Muscat like, very aromatic that give birth usually to sweet and demi-sweet wines, the harvest being made at super-maturation of the grapes.
Tamaioasa Romaneasca has a specific wine-making technique, with long maturation of the marc that make the wine to be one of the best. Out of this variety can be obtain liqueur wines of an exceptionally quality.
The wine is suitable for aging in the bottle, process that give to the wine wild flowers aromas, linden, acacia and honey.