Selene Syrah 2020 - Winery Cramele Recas
The 2020 Selene Syrah from the Recas winery in Romania is a barrel-aged, unfiltered red wine with a pronounced body, velvety texture and a harmonious balance of aromas, alcohol and tannins, which is given additional depth and elegance by its 6-month aging in Dargaud & Jaegle French oak barrels.
The 2020 Selene Syrah from Recas Winery presents a deep purple color with captivating violet hues and remarkable clarity.
The nose reveals intense aromas of black fruits, such as blueberry and black cherry, accompanied by subtle hints of smoke and bacon and a touch of black pepper.
On the palate, this wine impresses with a well-integrated acidity and a pronounced body. The velvety texture and the perfect balance of aromas, alcohol and tannins give it an extraordinary elegance.
The 2020 Selene Syrah leaves a long and persistent finish dominated by black cherry and sweet spice.
Fits well with
The 2020 Selene Syrah pairs well with a variety of foods, including cheese with cumin, veal carpaccio, barbecue dishes, venison with mustard sauce, lamb chops, and desserts based on red fruits, nuts, almonds, and raisins.
About the wine
The Selene Syrah 2020 is an exquisite red wine aged in barrel and bottled unfiltered. This dry red wine impresses with its pronounced body and velvety texture, which promise a truly sensual experience of pleasure.
The Recas winery from Romania has paid special attention to an excellent balance of aromas, alcohol and tannins in the production of Selene Syrah 2020. The result is a harmonious interaction of these elements that makes the wine something very special.
When enjoying the Selene Syrah 2020, your senses will be tantalized by a multitude of fascinating aromas. Intense notes of blueberry, bacon and smoked tea combine with delicate nuances of cherry, toasted almond and black pepper. This complex variety of flavors makes for an exciting and multi-layered taste experience.
To add depth and elegance, the 2020 Selene Syrah was aged for 6 months in Dargaud & Jaegle French oak barrels. These high quality barrels contribute to the development of the rich aromas and smooth texture of the wine.
The Selene Syrah 2020 from the renowned Recas winery is a truly exquisite red wine that will delight lovers of dry wines. Enjoy this wine on special occasions or for a cozy evening in good company. Experience the masterful craftsmanship and passion that goes into every bottle of Selene Syrah 2020.
Viticulture and winemaking
Our Australian winemaker, Hartley Smithers, recognized the great potential of Recaș for the Syrah (or Shiraz) grape and decided in 2006 to plant this grape variety on a sunny plot. The plot faces south-south-west and has a red clay soil rich in iron oxides. Syrah prefers sunny conditions and is grown mainly in southern France, California and Australia.
The grapes for Selene Syrah were harvested by hand to ensure the highest quality. At Recaș, great care is taken to preserve the purity of the fruit during vinification. In the exceptional year of 2020, the colorful and aromatic grapes of Nora Iriarte were processed with the utmost care. Vinification was carried out with few interventions, a slow maceration followed by 6 months of aging in barrels to stabilize and round out the tannins.
The Selene Syrah is bottled directly, without prior filtration of the wine. This method allows to preserve the natural flavors and characteristics of the wine in their purest form. The result is a wine that reflects the characteristic features of the Syrah grape and the terroir of Recaș.
The wine region
Recaș, the wine-growing region in Romania, is known for its sun-drenched terroir and unique soil conditions, which create optimal conditions for growing high-quality grapes.