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Domeniile Săhăteni Aurelia Visinescu Artisan Fetească Neagră 2017

 A single glass of wine can reveal more than a story. My winemaking history begins with the love of nature. When you nourish love, passion, and respect for the vineyard, you can bring out the very best from the vines which will be then reflected in the glass.

This love carried me to the New World, where winemaking was undertaken with innovation and the latest scientific research. During the almost 30 years that have passed since I finished wine school, I have focused my education on chemistry and microbiology with a particular emphasis on the taste and smell ––the vital elements for the creation of excellent wines. Over the years, my passion for wine has grown, along with my recurrent dream that I would cultivate my own vineyard one day. That day has arrived, and my dream has become a reality.

At Domeniile Săhăteni, I rely on people who have dedicated their lives to working in the vineyards. Here we make wine for those like us, who skillfully do their job with rigor and passion, people who know their goals. We don’t fabricate a perfect, sweet story without foundation or claim to have the secret knowledge of wine. Wonderful wine depends on the grace of nature but develops thanks to the skill and passion of the viticulturists and winemakers. Wine is what we offer you at our best, every year, from our cellar.

This is my belief, and it can be found in every bottle of wine I make.

- Aurelia Vișinescu, Domeniile Săhăteni

Made by the most famous woman winemaker in Romania, Artisan is the line dedicated to indigenous Romanian varieties specific to the Dealu Mare Wine Region. They bear the winemaker’s fingerprints. Aurelia Vișinescu- the winemaker-is the most well-known woman oenologist in Romania.

Fetească Neagră is a distinguished indigenous Romanian grape variety and one of the oldest grape varieties in the world. It is a selection of Vitis Silvestris -wild vine-that was cultivated by the indigenous people, Dacians before the Roman conquest (101 AD). The grape variety survived the phylloxera epidemic at the end of the 19th century.

Fetească Neagră is known as "The Ruby of the Romanian wines", leading the Romanian wine identity.The wine has a unique character of dry plums, black currants, and cinnamon, silky on the palate.

Well balanced by the round tannins and vanilla hints coming from aging in Romanian oak barrels.

Aged for 12 months in Romanian oak barrel.