Wine

History
daciaThe  beginnings are related to “the existence of the first plantations made by Geto-Dacians”. Most favorable lands led to the acquisition of prestige are located mostly on the right bank of the River Olt, in front of Dragasani town, Roman fort and  place II-III century.

Numerous documents from the time of Mircea cel Batran (1386-1418), Vlad Dracul (1346-1447), Vlad Calugaru (1481-1495), Radu cel Mare (1495-1508).It looks like the entire history of this area is marked by viticulture and wine production.

Some foreign travelers visiting the Romanian Principalities, impressed by vineyards and wines here have left feedback praised. Thereofore, Neugebauer, in his book “Beschreibung und der Moldau Walachei”-Breslau 1854, mentions that among the most famous towns in wine production occupies an important place Cotnari, Odobesti, Dragasani.

Dragasani wines were highly appreciated and enjoyed the opportunity of wine shows and competitions organized in the country or abroad. Achieved remarkable success at the International Exhibition of 1887. J. Roi Chevier in his book “Ampélographie” (Paris, 1903), notes that “wine Cramposie de Dragasani was tried to make champagne in Stuttgart by N. Benger, giving the happiest results.”

Like other vineyards, Dragasanii passed through critical periods. The most disastrous was the attack due to phylloxera, which at Dragasani was detected in 1890, later than in other vineyards in the country. Moving from viticulture to the prefiloxerica required great efforts and changing technology foundation and culture of the vine.
Drăgăşani vineyards and Samburesti.

They are located on both sides of the Olt river, first right and the other left. Drăgăşani Vineyard is one of the most famous vineyards where vines age culture “is interweaved with early crowds unwritten history”.

It covers almost 60 km from Aricesti to Ioneşti comprising an area of ​​10,000 ha , located on terraces and hills of an altitude of 200-460 meters.

Among the most important wine centers emphasize those at Mitrofani, Prundeni Zavideni, Orleşti, Scundu, Ioneşti, Zlatarei, Stefanesti, Lungesti, Sutesti, Creteni, Guşoieni, Amărăşti, Fumureni, and Drăgăşani of course.

It s worth quotes and few natural units defined as: Olt Hill, Calina, Dobruşa dedicated to producing wines with denomination of origin.

Assortment old vineyard was comprised of: Braghina, Crimpoşie and Gordan. Now greatly expanded Galbena de Ardeal ( Feteasca Regala).

Italian Riesling and Pinot Gris grapes produce that yield high quality white wines, fine.

Drăgăşani vineyard produces highly aromatic wines with trademark white incense- Tamaioasa Alba de Drăgăşani cultivation, Muscat Ottonel and Sauvignon. Red wines are less represented, some attempts being made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot noir.

Samburesti vineyard, with an area of ​​2000 ha almost. was until recently included in  Dragasani. It is famous for producing high quality red wines.

Basic assortment consists of Pinot noir from which the red wine, velvety and Cabernet Sauvignon, which produces wines extractive harsh taste when young, and full of nerve after aging for 2-3 years. We also mention the variety of local culture and trends Black Wash the extension of Merlot.

These is the microclimate vineyards for table grapes varieties are less favored, so they do not grow on large surfaces.

Drăgăşani vineyard stands and “Tulburel de Drăgăşani” as in “Pelinul de Mai”

Dragasani wines and their history

Dragasani vineyard was named “Princely vineyards of  Oltenia”. IC Teodorescu, in an article published in “Romania vineyard” no. 9 September 1943 finds them early about the “existence of the first plantations made by Geto-Dacians”. Most favorable lands led to the acquisition of prestige are located mostly on the right bank of the Olt River, in front of  Dragasani town, Roman fort and place II-III century . Numerous documents from the time of Mircea cel Batran(1386-1418), Vlad Dracul (1346-1447), Vlad Calugaru (1481-1495), Radu cel Mare (1495-1508), etc.. Looks like the entire history of this area is marked by viticulture and wine production.

Some foreign travelers visiting the Romanian Principalities, impressed by vineyards and wines here have left feedback praised. Thereofore, Neugebauer, in his book “Beschreibung und der Moldau Walachei”-Breslau 1854, mentions that among the most famous cities in wine production occupies an important place Cotnari, Odobesti, Dragasani.

Dragasani wines were highly appreciated and enjoyed the opportunity of wine shows and competitions organized in the country or abroad. Achieved remarkable success at the International Exhibition of 1887. J. Roi Chevier in his book “Ampélographie” (Paris, 1903), notes that “wine Cramposie de Dragasani was tried to make champagne in Stuttgart by N. Benger, giving the happiest results.”

Like other vineyards, Dragasanii passed through critical periods. The most disastrous was the attack due to phylloxera, which at Dragasani was detected in 1890, later than in other vineyards in the country. Moving from viticulture to the post phylloxera  required great efforts and changing technology foundation and culture of the vine.

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