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Muntenia, Oltenia, Danube Terraces and Southern Lands

Wineyard of Muntenia

This region has the largest total surface of vineyards in Romania. The vineyards are found on the south-east facing slopes of the Carpathian Mountains, hills in the North of the region, in Southern Sands of Oltenia, near large rivers such as river Olt and in a few areas near the Danube river. Compared to Transilvania and Moldova, this region is warmer with plenty of sunlight during the year. The eastern districts of this region, such as Dealu Mare, has a microclimate best suited for sweet white wines with excellent acidity, and exceptionally for the Feteasca Neagra grape variety which produces one of the most remarkable Romanian wines. The western districts of this region produce some of the best red wines in Europe, being famous especially for the native Feteasca Neagra and for the international Cabernet Sauvignon.

Location

Muntenia is situated in south-eastern quarter of Romania (see the map), while Oltenia is in South of the country, west from Muntenia. The Danube Terraces and Southern Lands go along the North side of Danube River.

Vineyards

Some of the main vineyards are Dealu Mare (famous for the Tamaioasa grape variety, that makes an excellent gold-colored wine), Dealurile Severinului, Stefanesti-Arges, Dealurile Craiovei, Dealurile Buzaului, Plaiurile Drancei, Dragasani, Samburesti, Sadova-Corabia, Calafat, Podgoria Dacilor and so on.

Grapes

The grapes growing here are both old native grapes and new imported grapes. The most important are: Feteasca Neagra, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon, Feteasca Alba, Pinot Noir, Feteasca Regala, Italian Riesling, Pinot Gris, Muscat Ottonel, Pinot Gris, Zweigelt, Tamaioasa Romaneasca, Chardonay, Aligote, Burgund Mare.

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