Selene Merlot 2019 - Winery Cramele Recas
The 2019 Selene Merlot from the Recas winery in Romania is a full-bodied and harmonious wine with a seductive bouquet of ripe cherries and black currants, accompanied by smooth tannins and a long-lasting finish.
Merlot Selene presents itself with an intense purple color and violet reflections.
Its characteristic feature is the elegant balance of berry aromas, including blackberries, blueberries, black currants and plums. On the palate, the wine convinces with a perfect balance between acidity, tannins and a dense, fleshy body.
The harmonious and velvety aftertaste reveals the influence of barrel aging, which brings out notes of vanilla, freshly roasted coffee and cloves. Merlot Selene is a typical Recaș-Merlot – intense, fruity and with a delicate, velvety texture.
Fits well with
Enjoy this wine with delicate dishes such as pork tenderloin mignon in foie gras with chanterelles, Rossini beef tenderloin, partridge, pheasant and other game birds. It also goes great with chocolate desserts and walnut cake.
Let yourself be seduced by the complex aroma and the harmonious elegance of the Merlot Selene and experience an unforgettable pleasure.
About the wine
This red wine from the renowned Recas winery in Romania is an exquisite wine jewel from the 2019 vintage. This unique creation combines the best of Romania’s wine tradition with modern winemaking techniques to bring you an unforgettable taste experience.
Selene Merlot presents a deep ruby color that immediately appeals to the senses. On the nose it unfolds a seductive bouquet of ripe cherries, blackcurrants and a hint of vanilla. These aromas are elegantly continued on the palate, accompanied by soft tannins that give the wine a wonderful structure.
This wine stands out for its balanced harmony and full body. Its long, lingering finish leaves a lasting impression and invites another sip. Selene Merlot is a perfect companion for social evenings, romantic dinners or just relaxing after a long day.
Enjoy this exquisite wine with grilled meats, aged cheeses or hearty pasta dishes. It is also excellent for aging in the cellar and becomes even more complex and nuanced with time.
Let yourself be seduced by the magic of the 2019 Selene Merlot and dive into the world of Romanian wine enjoyment. A wine that will tantalize your palate and enchant your senses.
Viticulture and winemaking
Merlot Selene is a unique wine that perfectly represents the characteristic grape variety and terroir of Recaș. The intersection of several plots where the Merlot is grown gives it an extraordinary complexity and balance.
Each Merlot parcel is vinified separately and then blended by Nora Iriarte with different flavor profiles for Selene Merlot. This results in a wine that offers maximum fruit expression, full and balanced body, and can be enjoyed young or drunk after aging for 10-15 years.
To ensure the harmonious union of the Merlot blend, the wine is aged for 6 months in new French oak barrels of the Allier forest, made by Dargaud & Jaegle, with a capacity of 225 liters.
After this time, the wine is bottled unfiltered to maintain its integrity and preserve its full potential. Merlot Selene thus embodies the passion and dedication that go into every step of its production, inviting you to enjoy it to the fullest.
The wine region
Recas Winery is located in the picturesque Recas region of Romania, known for its favorable climatic conditions and terroir influence.