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.
This light and soft Pinot Noir has spent a small amount of time in oak barrels, to give it added depth. This has produced a red wine which is welcoming with a nose of autumn fruits.
As you would expect from a quality Pinot Noir, this is soft and smooth on the palate with spicy flavours throughout. It Has generous soft red fruit flavours and a lovely elegant finish.
Try it very slightly chilled with fish; or at room temperature with game or spicy foods.