The Fetească Regală grape is exclusive to Romania and has been used for this Legend of Dracula wine. It is a cross between two grape varieties – Fetească Albă and Grasă de Cotnari and originates from Transylvania. Regală has the aromatic quality of Fetească Albă but is a weightier grape with more body.
The Regală also has a more citrusy edge to its character with lots of orange and lemony fruit. Fetească Regală works well with oak.
Pale yellow with green tinges, this wine has a bouquet of fresh fruits, green apple in particular. Well balanced, fresh and semi-aromatic dry wine.
The harvested grapes were destemmed and given a soft pressing. The must was chilled to a temperature of 10° C to favour a natural static settling of impurities. After 48 hours the must went into stainless steel fermenting tanks, where it fermented at temperatures held to a maximum of 18° C and was then held in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. The preparation of the wine for bottling in small lots helped conserve freshness and fragrance.
Served at 8°C. Iwith white meat dishes, fresh seafood or as an aperitif.