Wine collections

Lupi

Range

Premium Gitana

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Saperavi

Type

Mature Reserve wine, red, dry, blend

Vintage

2012

Vineyards

Valul lui Traian wine region, Romanovca village, Filipeni village

Soil

Dark soil of medium texture

Vinification

Grapes are harvested by hand and the wine is made according to traditional and modern winemaking techniques, with the last generation equipment.
The maceration and the alcoholic fermentation take place in opened oak vats (150 HL) for 20 days.

Refining

After the alcoholic fermentation, the wine is aged in big Slavonian oak barrels (50 HL) for 2 years, where also the malolactic fermentation occurs. After the blend is made, the wine ages in oak barriques of 225 Liters for other 4-6 months.

Tasting Notes

Color: Intense ruby red color

Nose: The bouquet is intense, rich, with hints of mixed berries with vanilla aroma, as well as shades of chocolate, coffee beans, and licorice.

Taste: Vigorous and robust, well-structured, full-bodied and balanced. An intense and complex taste with powerful tannins, and a pre-long after-taste that amplifies its  elegance. Oily with marked aromas of black fruit, ripe plum, cassis and blackberry.

Analytical data

Alcohol

14,0%

Total acidity (g/l)

5,6

Reducing sugars

4,0

Food recommendations

It is perfect with fine first courses but also goes well with grilled meats and stews; one can even pair it with aged cheese and liver pâté.

As a teaser, try it with a piece of dark chocolate and a cigar.

Recommended temperature for consumption

18 ° C

Aging potential

Very Long