Domeniul Coroanei Segarcea - Romania
Segarcea or the “land of dreams” is one of the domains that the Royal House of Romania took under administration during the reign of Carol I, King of Romania.
The role of the domain was to support the Royal House during the difficult years of 1884. The winery was built between 1906 and 1908, and it was one of the first buildings made of steel reinforced concrete in Romania. The area was recognized as a DOC as early as 1929. Decades of communism had changed the face of the winery, when the focus was on quantity more than quality. The renaissance of the winery occurred when the Anghel family took over, investing in order to preserve the royal values and establish high standards for winemaking in Romania.
The plantation was reorganized at the beginning of 2005 and in order to respect the royal configuration, 60% of the land was planted with black grapes and 40% was for white grapes. In this sense, the estate inherited an old plot of Tămâioasă Roză dating from the 1900’s. This grape is considered to be part of the Muscat family and has characteristics that are similar to the Muscat Rouge de Frontignan. It covers 14 hectares of Segarcea's wineyard, being the only Tămâioasă Roză grape cultivated in Romania and probably in the world. The entire domain spreads over a blessed terroir, being on the same parallel as Piemonte, Burgundy and Bordeaux.
In 2005, the wine consultant of the domain, Ghislaine Guiraud, together with the owners started to implement new technologies and create new wine styles in Romania. Great Labels include Principesa Margareta (white and red), Minima Moralia, Domeniul Coroanei Segarcea and Vardo.