Dealurile Munteniei & Olteniei, Romania
Dealurile Munteniei and Olteniei are two regions in Romania known for their long history of winemaking and the production of high-quality wines.
Regional History & Terroir: The Dealurile Munteniei and Olteniei regions are located in the southern part of Romania, with the former being situated in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains and the latter in the hilly areas along the Jiu and Olt rivers. The regions have a long history of winemaking, dating back to the Roman Empire. The climate is moderate continental, with hot summers and cold winters, and the terroir consists of clay and limestone soils, ideal for growing grapevines.
Typical Grape Varietals: Both regions are known for the production of high-quality red wines, with popular grape varietals including Feteasca Neagra, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinot Noir. White wines are also produced, with popular varietals including Feteasca Alba, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay.
Regional Wine Styles: The wines of Dealurile Munteniei and Olteniei are known for their full-bodied character and rich flavors, with red wines in particular having a bold, tannic structure. The Feteasca Neagra grape, indigenous to the region, produces wines with intense aromas of dark fruit and spices, while Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are often blended to create complex and well-structured wines. White wines from the region tend to be crisp and acidic, with bright fruit flavors and a mineral finish