Romania may not be the first country you think of for wine, yet it’s home to “some of Europe’s greatest cool climate vineyards” (Hugh Johnson). Our intrepid expert, Beth Willard, is seriously passionate about this burgeoning region – and she’s very excited for you to try her latest discovery. She uncovered La Catina at a top cellar that has supplied wine to the Romanian Royal Court of King Michael. Their rare Viognier-Tamaioasa Romaneasca is brimming with aromatic intensity and mouthfilling flavors.
Opulent Rhône Valley star Viognier has met a delicious, new match in Romania’s Tamaioasa Romaneasca. This ancient variety is nicknamed “the Frankincense grape,” thanks to its hugely aromatic quality (it has “the most extraordinary aroma,” says Jancis Robinson, Master of Wine). Here it adds an intriguing spice note to Viognier’s floral, apricot character.