From the unspoilt vineyards of Muntenia in Romania that lie on the same latitude as both Bordeaux and Tuscany, this spicy Shiraz is a great value find. Gentle ageing in new Romanian oak barrels perfectly complements the wine's exuberant fruit.
This berry filled red comes from a modern, well equipped winery that's ideally situated to vinify the grapes from the south facing vineyards in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. It's named after a local monastery that overlooks the vines, and is unique for housing an ancient church so small that its front is hewn from the trunk of a single mighty oak. The wine delivers smoky bramble fruit flavours with a touch of peppery spice, while gentle oak ageing in new Romanian barrels adds a touch of spice. It's testament to the great value and quality currently to be found in Romania. Locals would partner it with the traditional spicy beef and mutton sausages, but it will also excel with barbecued meats or everyday suppers like pasta.