This variety, too, bears witness to Drăgășani’s more than two-thousand-year heritage of wine cultivation. It’s a member of the Near Eastern muscat grape family, presumably brought to Drăgășani by early Greek and Roman settlers. In the cool loam/clay-accentuated soil of the region, this aromatic variety develops a floral spice bouquet of particular intensity, while retaining a refreshing acidity.
Vinified dry, this wine is well suited as an aperitif, with salads or as an accompaniment to spicy Asian cuisine.
As a late harvest semisweet wine, the intense bouquet is strengthened and enhanced still further by the grape’s residual sugar, blossoming with touches of ripened fruits on the palate.