Rare Varieties – Tămâioasă Roză
Tămâioasă Roză, synonymous with Muscat Rouge de Frontignan. It is part of the same family as Tămâioasa Românească.
The estate has 13.3 ha of this variety, of which 1.3 ha is the mother plantation, of over 100 years old. Stalks for grafting were taken from this area and a new plantation of 12 ha was set up.
A variety saved from extinction that, simultaneously with the relaunch of the Segarcea vineyard after 2002, managed to find its international recognition in just a few years of existence on the market. The achievement is even greater as the jury, with an obvious inclination towards dry wines, considered this semi-sweet wine worthy of the highest distinction. The distinctive aromas - of well-cooked peach, white apricots and red berries - build a delicate but strong bouquet. The same aromas are found in the taste, but the finish leaves behind a long note of petals and rose jam.
The grapes were harvested manually at a maturity level of 256 g of sugar/litre and cleaved. The richness of aromas is found in the skin of the berries and therefore, in order to extract it, a film maceration was made for 24 hours at temperatures between 8ºC - 10ºC. After maceration the color was also extracted. A light pressing followed and the stum obtained was fermented for 21 days in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures between 15ºC - 18ºC. To keep the remaining unfermented sugar, fermentation was stopped by rapid cooling to 5°- 7°C.
Recommended serving temperature:
8ºC - 10ºC. Any deposits certify the minimum number of interventions that are made on the wine.