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Region of Dobrogea

Winery of Dobrogea

One can say Dobrogea is the most blessed region in Romania. In Dobrogea you can find good conditions to grow a wine yard anywhere you go, the entire region having excellent soils and climate for vine growing. Plenty of light, plenty of heat and little rain combined with limestone soils of Dobrogea create the premises of making the best wines in Europe. The quality of wines in this region is proven by numerous golden medals won at prestigious international competitions by winemakers in this region.

"Vines may be grown anywhere in Dobrogea. Every step you take, everywhere you turn, the land provides excellent conditions for viticulture. The relief of this region, consisting of a succession of mounds and even grounds, does not rise any serious problems for viticulture; light and heat are abundant allover the region; the soil enjoys good structure and fertility and it contains all chemical elements that the vine needs. The water generated by precipitations is by no means excessive, which lays down the proper premise for obtaining top quality wines. It is no surprise that under such favorable circumstances, viticulture has developed in Dobrogea at a quick pace, currently holding a place of utmost importance.
The region we are in provides the best conditions for wine-making, as well as for producing table grapes. Even grape varieties cultivated especially to obtain raisins may be grown here, because they require extra heat during ripening and they are less resistant to harsh winter temperatures.
The wines are however the products bearing the most visible imprint of the favorable cropping conditions. The Dobrogea plantations yield noble wines with distinct quality features. Along with Cotnari and Pietroasa, the Murfatlar vineyard represents a viticulture area that may yield natural sweet wines from grapes picked while withering. Significant brands of rich and bright red wines as well as dry or semidry white wines standing out through their powerful personality may be produced throughout this region.

Location

Dobrogea is situated in the south-east of Romania (see the map), between the Danube Delta and the Black Sea.

Vineyards

Some of the main vineyards are Murfatlar (certainly one of the most promising in Romania), Sarica, Niculitel, Istria, Babadag.

Besides the main vineyards there are many independent small vineyards scattered all over Dobrogea region.

Grapes

The grapes growing here are both old native grapes and new imported grapes. The most important are: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Columna, Merlot, Muscat Ottonel, Italian Riesling, Sauvignon, Feteasca Neagra, Feteasca Regala, Aligote, Babeasca Neagra.

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