Crushed and Cured

Solara, Orange, Viile Timisului, Romania, 2022


Dark straw in colour with orange hints, the nose is a delicate mix of quince, poire william and a hint of vanilla. A complex and structured wine, with elegant but discreet fruit flavours of stone fruits, backed up with a powerful tannin structure and long finish. A natural minimal intervention wine which is well balanced and structured yet pure and incredibly fresh.

Back in 1988, three families decided to invest in a winery in Romania, starting with 650 hectares of slightly unloved vineyards and a rusty, once state-owned winery. Vineyards are a combination of evolved plantings from 1447 and more recent planting, whilst the winery has seen significant investment and boasts state of the art facilities where innovation thrives. In every way a modern, dynamic winery, whose open minded approach and quality sets them apart 

Refreshing like a white wine, with the complexity of red wine. This orange wine is made by leaving the grape skins and seeds in contact with the pressed juice, creating a deep orange-hued finish. The wine ferments naturally without the addition of yeasts, sulphur or any other additions. The different varieties are then blended and before a natural cold stabilisation, and bottled unfiltered and unfined.

Country: Romania 

Region: Viile Timisului

Vintage: 2022

Grape Variety: Feteasca Alba (51%), Sauvignon Blanc (19%), Others (30%)

ABV: 12.5%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Cramele Recas Estate