In the Transylvanian village of Beltiug, there was a vineyard with no one to tend it and no one to make the grapes into wine. Edgar Brutler and his family were the only winemakers available, and they arranged to create a new wine label to save these old vines, a broad selection of native Romanian white vines and two red transplants, Pinot Noir and Syrah. They practice organic farming and natural winemaking with careful attention to detail, a style they call “Old-school avant-garde”. In this rugged, rainy landscape in Romania’s northern corner the degree of difficulty is pretty high for what they’re doing, but they’ve pulled it off with aplomb in this fresh, liter-sized bottle of bright red fruity wine. The nose offers cranberry, tangerine, wet clay and lemon pepper. The palate breezy, juicy, and easy to drink with crunchy raspberries and cranberries and just a touch of pepper on the finish. Perfect for chicken dishes seasoned with paprika or warm meatball soups.
Producer, Edgar Brutler Region, Romania Country, Transylvania ABV, 11% Bottle Size, 1 L
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