Local productsFriday 21 December 2018

The Romanian traditional wine, old and new varieties: „Tămâioasă Românească”

A grape variety of two millennia, brought by the Romans from the Ancient Greece on the lands of Dacia

Tămâioasă Românească wine - The Budureasca vineyards, Dealu Mare

Tămâioasă Românească wine - The Budureasca vineyards, Dealu Mare

A variety of „white-incense” grapes - brought in Dacia by the Romans more than 2,000 years, from the sunny south of the Hellas - has adapted perfectly to the climate and has turned into autochthonous variety called „Tămâioasă Românească”. The cuttings brought on Danube have arrived first in Drăgăşani, but later are found into several areas of Wallachia and Moldova.

The wine made from this grape variety has a very strong personality, a „masterpiec–wine” as Acad.Valeriu D. Cotea called it: „Tămâioasa Românească of  Pietroasa is a full of sweetness wine, with a perfume which spreads in diaphanous waves and an aroma of May honey . There is another wine so oily, sweet, liqueur, semi-sweet or semi-dry. A dessert wine, rust as topaz, with a suave and fine taste, sometimes strongly scented with an exalted fragrance, recalling the perfume of the over-riped grapes and the perfume of a bouquet of linden or acacia.

The wine being sweet, is associated very well with desserts, but can also be used as an appetizer together with sausages of Oltenia or Pleşcoi, with Sibiu salami and smoked cheese.

The Budureasca Valley - one of the multi-millenary lands with deep roots in the history and culture of wine

The Budureasca vineyards lie on the sunny hills of the Sub-Carpathian foothills near Ploieşti, in the middle of the vineyard Dealu Mare. The archaeological proofs certify that this place has a rich tradition in the cultivation and processing of the grapevines, beginning with our Dacian ancestors.

The local history is stretching from the Middle Paleolithic, the Early Neolithic, continues along the Bronze Age and the Iron Age in the Thracian-Dacian period until the free Dacians, during the Roman occupation and the formation of the Romanian people. Here, there are 31 archaeological sites proving the existence one of the densest human groups in the Dacian period.

The local climate and soil conditions favours the black grape growing, but the south exposure, with long periods of sunshine and the black and limestone soils provides ideal conditions for white grapes, sweet and aromatic, such as „Tămâioasă Românească”. This variety gives a greenish-yellow wine, with a hint of jasmine mixed with elderflower and notes of honey.  

Sources: www.budureasca.ro 

Elena Radu

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