The Cramele Recas Estate in Romania is owned by Englishman Philip Cox and his Romanian wife Elvira.
Don't let the fact that this is in Romania cloud your judgement, the couple have put in a huge amount of work to transform their slice of grape growing history into a contemporary winemaking haven. Their wines are superb but being from Romania makes them eminently affordable.
The immaculate vineyards are a combination of evolved plantings from 1447 and much more recent plantings too. With recent investments into modernising and improving their winery, they regularly host world class flying winemakers, vintage to vintage, to work with their team.
This enables them to create top quality wines and constantly challenge themselves push innovations and approach winemaking with an open mind.
The winery has been fully fitted out with stainless steel, automatic temperature controlled tanks for fermenting and storing the wine. The primary vinification facility has been completely renewed with the best possible equipment for gently crushing, de stemming, pressing the grapes- in order to be able to maintain all the quality in the grapes.
The grapes for this 100% Pinot Grigio wine are night harvested, to arrive cool at the winery. This produces a lovely, opulent white wine with aromas of grapefruit and peach. This follows through to a lithe body, with loads of fruit as well as abundant melon and apple character and citrusy acidity.