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Taste the best of Romanian premium wine: whites, reds, local specialities and expertly-produced international varieties.
- 2012 Anima Merlot
- 2014 Anima Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2015 Artisan Romanian Muscat (Tămȃioasă Romȃnească)
- 2015 Anima Chardonnay
- 2014 Anima Pinot Noir
- 2015 Anima Chardonnay
- 2016 Anima Syrah
- Anima 3 Fete Negre (multi-vintage Feteasca Neagra)
2012 Anima Merlot from Aurelia VișinescuSimply luscious£23.00 Buy now
We fell in love with this Merlot from Romanian legend Aurelia Vișinescu. It’s luscious, sophisticated, well-rounded and complex.
2014 Anima Cabernet Sauvignon from Aurelia VișinescuOutstanding cabernet£23.00 Buy now
Forget Bordeaux. This is one of the best Romanian premium wines we’ve tasted: outstanding in every way and amazing value for money.
2014 Anima Pinot Noir from Aurelia VișinescuOutstanding Pinot Noir£21.00 Buy now
This luxurious Pinot Noir stands up well against high-end New Zealand and French examples. It’s warmer and more fruit-forward than a classic Burgundian Pinot but these notes are underscored by subtly-integrated tobacco and cocoa notes from the oak and developing savoury notes from ageing.
2015 Anima Chardonnay from Aurelia VișinescuFull-bodied, new-world style£15.00 Buy now
If you’ve enjoyed full-bodied new world Chardonnays from California or Australia, you’ll love this 2015 Anima Chardonnay from Aurelia Vișinescu.
2015 Artisan Dry Muscat from Aurelia VișinescuPerfumed£13.00 Buy now
Tămȃioasă Romȃnească (just say ‘Romanian Muscat’) is perfumed, floral and spicy. Perfect with fish or spicy food or as an aperitif.
2016 Anima Syrah from Aurelia VișinescuOld world meet new world£21.00 Buy now
It’s a classic Syrah – ripe, rich, concentrated with those characteristic hints of black pepper, rubber and pencil shavings on top of layers of red fruit like redcurrant, sour red cherry and red plum. It’s well put together with the structure to age for at least another 10 years.
Anima 3 Fete Negre 006 from Aurelia VișinescuRomania's signature red wine£27.00 Buy now
Anima 3 Fete Negre 006 is Aurelia Vișinescu’s signature wine with Romania’s signature indigenous grape variety, Feteasca neagra.
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Top wine producers in Romania
With more than 20 years’ experience in the wine industry, Aurelia Vișinescu at Domeniile Săhăteni is one of the handful of top, premium Romanian producers.
Aurelia Vișinescu has 82 hectares under vine at Domeniile Săhăteni. She replanted 64 ha with high-quality French vines over the last ten years. She also has few old vines, some 40 years old, mostly with indigenous grapes.
High-quality wine starts with high-quality grapes. In her view, this does not mean the perfectly-sized, fat grape. She says that a grape which struggled will bring the salt and pepper to the wine; meaning more flavour and complexity.
Aurelia use an organic/ecological approach to viticulture and uses very little fertilizer. She doesn’t use insecticides or too much spraying. Bordeaux mixture (permitted in organic viticulture against grey rot) is kept to a minimum.
Dealu Mare: home of Romania’s best producers
The vineyards are located in the Dealu Mare region, a hilly area south of the Carpathians. It is well known as a quality grape growing region. Soils vary from clay and sand with limestone subsoil to sand and stone on the hills, where she grows the Cabernet Sauvignon. Although the climate is similar to Bordeaux it has more vintage variation and continentality because it is more inland than Bordeaux.
Romania’s promising wine industry
Jancis Robinson said in Financial Times in 2015, after her visit to Romania: ‘What is new is that a fragile domestic market has emerged for wines with real aspiration to quality and high prices (much higher than the wines would command abroad).’