The Dealu Mare Wine Region is situated on the same latitude as Northern Italy and is one of the oldest and most famous wine-growing districts in Romania. It was also considered as the “Tuscany” of Romania. The first written documents about the existence of wine culture in this part of the country date back in the XIV and XV centuries.
The area covers two counties: Buzau and Prahova, approximately 65-70 km length and 14.500 hectare in the Meridional Sub-Carpathians, between Teleajen and Buzau rivers.
Wine Tasting Season:
The best time to enjoy a wine tasting is between March/April and October depending on the weather conditions.
Types of wines:
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir
- Fetească Neagră
- Negru de Drăgăşani
- Negru Aromat
- Băbească Neagră
- Pinot Gris
- Pinot Blanc
- Riesling Italian
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Fetească Regală
- Muscat Ottonel
Wineries (selection) in the region:
Tips for the Wine Tasting:
- The color of the wine is best observed if held in front of a white background;
- The color depends on its age: the longer a wine is aged, the stronger the color will have;
- In case of red wine, the lighter color means the wine is aged. Red wines improve with age;
- In case of white wine, too much color is not a good sign, they become darker with age. White wines do not improve with age;
- If the consistency of the wine is thicker, the level of alcohol is higher as well as its sweet flavour;
- White wines should be tasted first followed by the red ones;
- Before tasting the wine, swirl the wine so that all the aromas could be smelled and later on tasted.