We have written before and we will write again: we are so very happy with the momentum Negru de Dragasani had been gaining, the fact that it has expanded beyond its native vineyards and has spread, with notable results, to other regions, but we are even happier with the way it shows, from one year to the next, increasingly different and more expressive versions. From rustic, cheerful and carefree wine, to intellectual, full-bodied, designed for long ageing versions, there seems to be no winemaking style that Negru de Dragasani can’t handle.
Because one of the last warm weekends of the year is just about to start, perfect to go out in the open air, in the forest, in the mountains or on the outskirts of the city, we have chosen a perfect wine for a short escape, designed to "recharge our batteries" – an Avincis Negru de Dragasani right from the heart of his native vineyard.
Somewhat halfway between the expressions described above, it is an elegant and complex wine, a pure-blooded bohemian. Notes of plums, blackcurrants, black and red cherries, with notes of pepper, spices and cocoa – perfect both for more elaborate picnics (if you’re out grilling, use at least a piece of matured meat!), as well as an inspired gift when you go to visit good friends.
AVINCIS is the continuation of a family story, with a passion for wine and a job well done, which began in 1927. At that time Maria and Iancu Ramniceanu, an appointed Roman army officer by Ionel Bratianu, bought in Dragasani a mansion in pure neo-Romanesque style, inspired by the architecture of the Brancovenese churches, surrounded by vineyards.
In 2007, their great-granddaughter Cristiana, together with her husband Valeriu Stoica and their daughter Andreea, returned to the family estate and had the revelation of the miracle of vines, wines and local traditions.