Lacerta Feteasca Alba, Dealu Mare

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Lacerta Feteasca Alba is made from 100% Feteasca Alba an indigenous grape variety to Romania (and Moldova) and Feteasca translates as “maiden” in Romanian, so Feteasca Alba is literally “white maiden”. Lacerta Winery is at the forefront of the new wave of quality Romanian wine producers. The winery is located approximately 100kms to the north east of Bucharest, some 2 hours drive by car, in Fintesti, Buzau County in the Dealu Mare wine growing region. Dealu Mare is located in the Muntenia area of Romania and is recognised as being one of the most important wine regions in Romania. The company was founded in 2003 by a group of investors headed by Austrian businessman Walter Friedl. The first vines were planted in 2005, the vineyards now cover some 80 hectares or so, and the first wine was launched in 2011. The ultra-modern winery is almost entirely gravity-fed with minimal use of pumps to move the wine around. There is a high degree of vineyard management (green harvesting) and yields are kept low at around 1kg of grapes per vine. There is also careful sorting of the grapes after harvest at the winery. Their wines are aged in a combination of different oak barriques (225L) sourced from France, USA, Russia, Hungary and Romania. The barrels are used for a maximum of three years. The grapes for the Lacerta Feteasca Alba are sourced from from vineyards with an age of 5 to 8 years old with clay and limestone soils. It is vinified in stainless steel, it undergoes cold maceration for 2 days prior to fermentation followed by malolactic fermentation in tank.


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