From the unspoilt vineyards of Romania’s Muntenia that lie on the same latitude as both Bordeaux and Tuscany, this berry laden, spicy Shiraz is a great value find. Gentle ageing in new oak barrels perfectly complements the wine’s exuberant fruit.
This is a deliciously moreish, easy going red from a modern, well equipped winery. The cellar is ideally situated for vinifying grapes from the south facing vineyards in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. It’s named after a local monastery that overlooks the vines, unique for housing an ancient church so small that its front is hewn from the trunk of a single mighty oak. The wine delivers smoky bramble fruit with a touch of peppery spice, while gentle oak ageing in new Romanian barrels adds a touch of spice. It’s testament to the great value and quality currently to be found in Romania. Locals would partner it with their traditional spicy beef and mutton sausages, but it will also excel with barbecued meats or spicy pasta.
"Lovely smooth wine. Excellent with the Sunday roast. Not too heavy"
Online Review For the 2017 vintage