South of the Romanian Carpathians, on the same 45th parallel as famous Piemont or Bordeaux, there’s a place with wet springs and long, dry, sunny autumns.
It’s a place where fertile and clean soils are recognized by the small lizards speeding around. If you stop at Dealu Mare to admire the breathtaking beauty of the vineyards and smell the air, you might encounter the living proof of these fine lands for a few seconds, the lizards. In 2011, lizards borrowed their Latin name, to multi-awarded world class wines: Lacerta.
The LacertA winery is the perfect representation of the so-called “new, new world”
The barrique barrels of special oak from France, USA, Russia, Hungay and Romania add fruity and aromatic character to the wines. Thus, old and new techniques blend and the forces of nature are used to maximise the potential of the wine and to have the best processing approach.
In the very center of the LacertA vine estate is Dorobantu Manor House, the work of famous architect Ion Mincu. Built in 1901 and completely redecorated in 2005 according to the original plans by its present owners, the Neo-Romanian architectural piece of work watches from above over the surrounding hills.
The 82 ha of sunbathed vineyards making wine assortments with numerous gold medals at specialty contests, the architectural experience and the 7000 years of wine history of the place make Lacerta Winery a must-feel experience. As a proof of the perfect symbiosis between mineral, vegetal and animal life, lizards make their way through the brownish and limestone clay soils, the perfect conditions for wine, and then linger on the sunny side.
Discover more about Lacerta Winery here.