About Artisan Tămâioasă Românească
Tămȃioasă Romȃnească (just say ‘Romanian Muscat’) is a an indigenous Romanian clone of Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains. This is a very old white grape variety, grown all over Europe under different names. It is also the oldest and noblest variety of Muscat grapes and has the greatest concentration, producing a wine that is perfumed, floral and spicy.
Why we love this wine
According to Jancis Robinson, dry Muscat like this is difficult to make well. That’s why, when you come across a good one, you should appreciate the craftsmanship. In this regard, it is like Pinot Noir. We think this is a perfect example. It’s unusual and rather special.
Why you’ll love this wine
While the aromas are not exactly the same, if you like a floral and peachy Viognier, such as a Condrieu, or even perhaps a subtle Riesling or Gewürztraminer, you’ll love this wine. It’s light and refreshing without being bland. So much much nicer than a bottle of the usual plonk.
At temperatures of 8-10°C, this wine is elegant and perfumed. It goes well as an apéritif with cheese, caprese salad, tomato and olive nibbles if you are hosting a party or with fish as part of a meal. It would also pair nicely with Thai food or vegetarian Indian dishes.
More about the producer
Domeniile Săhăteni, a new wine maker, set up in 2003 by a famous Romanian wine maker, Aurelia Vișinescu. The Artisan range is the expression of skilled winemaking with a French influence. They only use high-quality grapes from the Dealu Mare region.