Tuesday, May 10, marks 20 years since the decision was signed to privatize the Segarcea Crown Estate, one of the most important wine producers in southern Romania, with 270 hectares under vine and 17 varieties planted.
The development of the estate in recent years has been impressive, from the reorganisation of the vineyard according to the principles of matching varieties to the soil, plot by plot, to the preservation of the proportions of red and white varieties according to the structure of the royal era. The winery has grown tenfold, but the style and functions of the old building have been preserved – the double walls as natural insulation and the gravitational nature of the winemaking process, which helps preserve the flavours of the grapes.
Beyond the quality of the wines, recognized (also) by the hundreds of medals won at international wine competitions, the Coroanei Estate has also come to the public’s attention with two unique attributes – the revival of the pink incense, a unique variety related to the Busuioaca de Bohotin, and the fact that the vineyard also holds an absolute record – the largest non-commercial planting of roses, more than 32,000 nests, one per head of row. Beyond the aesthetic factor, roses also act as a warning of potential attacks by specific pests, such as mange or mealybugs.
In its 20 years of activity, the Domaine has always been under the sign of royalty, from the brands launched to the values promoted.