PROTECTED DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN: DOC-CMD Mehedinţi-Stârmina
CELLAR: the wine is produced and bottled at Starmina Castle – Vinarte Winery
CLIMATE: Temperate-Continental with Mediterranean influences
SOIL: argillaceous-alluvial with rubble, sand and marls sediments
VARIETY: Italian Riesling 100%
ALCOOL: 12,50% vol.
Manual harvesting. After crushing and de-stemming follows by the cooling of the must and its maintenance without straining for 2-4 hours for a better extraction of the primary aromas in the peel, continued with the clarifying of the must and seeding with selected yeasts in automatically-controlled low temperature conditions (approximately 17 ºC).
Appearance: clear bright of a light yellow color with greenish reflexes. Nose: intense and persistent with exotic fruit aromas (bananas), citric flowers tints. Palate: off-dry, full, savory, acidity present, good texture and a generous finish.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: the optimum drinking temperature is 12º C. One may serve it with white meat dishes, seafood or salads.
AGING POTENTIAL: one may drink it fresh or slightly aged (1-2 years), the latter giving it a complex bouquet.