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 June 7, 2014 - A new success for the famous Prince Matei, which won the silver medal at The Balkans International Wine Competition 2014 (Sofia, Bulgaria). 


Friday, March 22, 2013 - PRINCE MATEI 2003, Vinarte, just today at 128 RON, instead of 177 RON


A wine born in one of the most interesting years for the wine industry in Romania, Prince Matei 2003 begins with intense, sweet tones and has a dense body, with silky tannins. It can be aged for 2-3 years to highlight its qualities. A round and balanced Merlot with aromas of rose and coffee, which unfolds perfectly after at least 2 hours of aeration.

* At this moment, this wine is offered for sale by Vinarte only through the project


"From my point of view, of the ten princes Matei that compose Vinarte vertical, the one we talk about today is on top 3. To say no more ... The color of wine is dark red with brownish border. Blackcurrants, pepper and cocoa on the nose. It tastes incredibly fresh for a 10 year-old wine. Tannins are still in top form and acidity is present. In the mouth, notes of bitter chocolate and truffles are prevailing. It could be still aged for about 2 or 3 years." Razvan Avram, Passionate about wine

"For me, 2003 is the most interesting year of Romanian wines. Although it was a dry and arid year, many wines from 2003, from vineyards all over the country are, after 10 years, in very good shape. Prince Matei 2003 begins with intense, sweet and pasty tones, with dense body and silky tannins. After 30 minutes of aeration, floral aromas - rose and green coffee, milk chocolate, mint and dark chocolate appear. In the mouth, the wine is round, balanced and I think it’s worth enjoying it now. I served it alongside pan-fried calf’s liver with caramelized carrots and sunflower sprouts." Mona Arsulescu, Passionate about wine

"This is a highly concentrated, extractive, syrupy sample, with low acidity and fine tannins. This Merlot has matured nicely and round, with evolved flavors of cherry liqueur, candied figs and toffee. The density in extract and the long aftertaste are best appreciated after a two-hour minimum aeration." Mihai Oprea, Passionate about wine

Friday, March 15, 2013 - PRINCE MATEI 2006, Vinarte, just today at 139 RON, instead of 193 RON


Today, we invite you to taste Prince Matei Merlot 2006, the second label of the "10 Princes" of the campaign VERTICAL of Prince Matei. Expressive as a Languedoc, this Merlot from Vinarte has a strong opening with spicy aromas and voluptuous body. It contains notes of coffee, milk chocolate, and the finish is average, with notes of dark chocolate. Necessarily served after aeration in the decanter or in the glass, this wine will impress you with its bouquet and generous alcohol.

* At this moment, this wine is offered for sale by Vinarte only through the project


"A Romanian merlot with an expressiveness similar to the sunny
Languedoc. At the opening, a strong, extractive wine, with spicy flavors and voluptuous body welcomes you. As it is aerated, it explodes in notes of coffee, cocoa, milk chocolate and coffee chips. The finish is medium, but voluptuous, with pronounced notes of dark chocolate. The wine needs aeration in the decanter or you can also opt for the pleasure of letting it aerate slowly in the glass, watching its every changing mood.“  Mona Arsulescu, Passionate about wine

 "I start by mentioning that this is my favorite “prince” in the series, and I hope that my enthusiasm for this Merlot 2006 is contagious. It is the most approachable of all, velvety and dense, nevertheless firm and consistent. The small tannins with fine bites, like sea salt, complete a wide range of flavors that vary from sour cherry to green coffee. It opens quickly in the glass and it has a good continuity of flavors from the nose to the aftertaste. I would rather place it at the beginning of the meal, besides some snacks with babic (raw sausage, prepared from equal mixture of mutton and beef meat, dried and pressed, strongly spicy) and horseradish sauce.“ Mihai Oprea, Passionate about wine

"I like talking again about an old friend! I`ve recommended here, if I`m not somehow mistaken, this wonderful year when today Prince Matei was born. Once opened, the wine presents itself even more elegant than the last time I tasted it, the deep ruby letting an intense bouquet of ripe sour cherries, twinned with coffee and rose, ??express from the aromatic point of view. The pleasant note of freshly boiled corn suggests a velvety and intense wine, which the palate successfully confirms: this Merlot is round, expressive, with ripe tannins, the generous alcohol imprinting it with a nice sweet illusion. The finish is long and hot, the full picture recommending this Prince between wines as perfectly fulfilled for immediate delight!" Razvan Jurca, Passionate about wine


Gold Medal for Vinarte at the Prestigious Contest Vinalies Internationales 2013

According to the recently published results on the official website of Vinalies Internationales competition (, Vinarte has won the gold medal with Sirena Dunãrii 2001, sweet Riesling.

Sirena Dunãrii 2001 is produced and bottled at Starmina winery, being obtained from grapes affected by noble Botrytis cinerea. Subsequently, the wine is refined in French oak barrels with various degrees of toasting for 24 months.

The colour is clear, bright, dark golden yellow, with amber reflections. On the palate, the wine is sweet, with well-balanced acidity, creamy, with a long and lingering finish. The optimum drinking temperature is 10-12° C and it goes perfectly with foie gras, blue cheese, candied fruit desserts, dark chocolate.

Vinalies Internationales competition has been initiated and it is organized in Paris by the Union des Oenologues de France, being one of the most important wine contests in France. Its importance stems from the fact that it runs under the patronage of the OIV (Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin), and the jury is composed of winemakers everyone.

This year, more than 3300 wines all over the world have been tasted within Vinalies Internationales.


February 5, 2013 - Crucial Harvests


In a month the grape harvest begins in the Southern Hemisphere. The harvest forecasts of NPP (New Producing Countries) are eagerly awaited. The antennas of traders, brokers, OPV managers (Wine Professional Organization) face south.

It has been over three years since wine demand exceeds supply: despite the crisis, wine consumption continues to grow in the world. Various reasons have stabilized and even reduced wine production almost everywhere. The high level of stocks noted at the end of the previous decade has melted. Wine producers` reasonable claims (in terms of price) have tended markets but they have not unbalanced them.

A year of low production in the Southern Hemisphere could change the situation, entailing, in a first step, a new price increase and the destabilization of players in international trade, and in a second step, consumption slowdown. Conversely, a good production in the Southern Hemisphere would allow the continuation of global consumption growth, and the development of wine industry.

South wine growers, North wine growers wish you a normal year, neither too much nor enough!


January 16, 2013 - World Wine Consumption Rising Again

Source: les Echos

Wine consumption restarts in the world. This is expected to increase by 5.3% in volume between 2012 and 2016, according to IWSR ((International Wine & Spirit Research) and Vinexpo, after a period of modest growth (+2.8%) over the period 2007-2011. The expected growth in value is greater than about 9% over the next five years with a 10% jump in the consumption of the most expensive bottles, more than 10 dollars.

With this renewed dynamism, global consumption would return to the levels it had reached at the beginning of the new millennium. The United States will continue to be leaders in the field in five years, and "for a long time", followed by Germany, which will climb from fourth to second place ahead of France, Italy and China. The U.S. market is the "best valued" said Robert Beynat, CEO of Vinexpo, but also the most difficult to access due to a very closed distribution system dating from the prohibition.

Red, first and still

Generally, red wine will remain consumers` favourite, since it will continue to represent a bottle out of two from a sales volume of 35 billion bottles planned for 2016. The demand for red is expected to increase by 9% by 2016, against 2.7% for white. Still very much in vogue, rosé, which is less than 10% of the consumption is expected to increase by 7.5% by 2016.

China is still quite largely responsible for the success of red wines.
"Contrary to what we thought, red matches better Chinese food," says Robert Beynat. Despite this, it is effervescent and especially champagne, which will make the most growth, according to a study made by Vinexpo and IWSR. Consumption of sparkling wines should indeed jump 8.5% over the period 2012-2016, a rate two times higher than that recorded in 2007-2011.

Four countries are responsible for this acceleration. Germany, France, Russia and the United States. Countries historically known as adepts of champagne. All wines together, the champions of the world consumption growth are China (40%), the United States, Russia and Australia. At the point where we can reflect on the use of imported wine by the Chinese, especially the part related to storage for speculative purposes, in the case of great Bordeaux or Burgundy. "One of the difficulties we have to deal with in the coming years will be to make the Chinese understand that wine is made to be drunk," says Robert Beynat.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - SERGIO FALESCHINI, VINARTE: " This year`s wine grape harvest, 30% lower than in 2011”

Source: Bursa

Author: Emilia Olescu

Founded in 1998, "Vinarte" is a local company with foreign capital, which produces wines and holds its own distribution network in the country and abroad. Sergio Faleschini, the owner of the winery, pointed out last year that the company had been established to produce high quality wines, "fixing the site on three areas: <Villa Zorilor> - Dealu Mare, <Bolovanu> - Sâmbureşti and <Stârmina> - Vânju Mare ". A few days ago, he told us in an interview, how the activity of the company has evolved this year.

Reporter: How was the 2012 wine year for “Vinarte "?
Sergio Faleschini: The 2012 wine year  was not a good year either for “Vinarte” or for most producers in Romania. The harvest was 30% lower compared to 2011.

Reporter: Therefore, how much wine did you produce this year?
Sergio Faleschini: We produced approximately 1.5 million litres.

Reporter: How is the wine produced in 2012 in terms of quality?
Sergio Faleschini: Contrary to the fact that 2012 was a weak year in terms of quantity, the quality of this year`s wine is very good.

Reporter: How much of the production "Vinarte" is exported and to which countries?
Sergio Faleschini: Approximately 10% of the production is exported to countries like Japan, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium etc.

Reporter: Have you expanded sales to new markets?
Sergio Faleschini: Yes, we extended to Poland and Monaco.

Reporter: What wines did you launch this year?
Sergio Faleschini: On November 10, we launched "Floare de toamna", the eighth edition. At present, the wine is exhausted. Within "Goodwine" fair, we launched the wine "Nedeea" – a blend made for the first time of three local varieties: "Negru de Drăgăşani", "Fetească Neagră" and "Novac".

Reporter: What investment plans do you have for next year?
Sergio Faleschini: For 2013, we intend to plant ten hectares of vines in Samburesti and Starmina, out of which five hectares of "Cabernet Franc" and five hectares of "Busuioacă" and "Fetească Regală."

Reporter: What surface cultivated with vines do you have now?

Sergio Faleschini: We have about 360 hectares of vineyards, planted with "Merlot", "Cabernet Sauvignon", "Fetească Neagră", "Negru de Drăgăşani", "Riesling", "Sauvignon Blanc", "Tămâioasă Românească".

Reporter: What was the value of sales during the first nine months of this year and what sales do you estimate for the whole year 2012?
Sergio Faleschini: The achievements during nine months totalled EUR 2.20 million, and projections for 2012 are EUR 3 million - about the same revenue as last year.

Reporter: How would you describe the wine market?
Sergio Faleschini: At this time, the wine market is growing and this growth will be clearer next year, following the lower production in almost all producing countries from Europe, such as France, Italy and Spain.

Reporter: How has the wine consumers` education evolved ?
Sergio Faleschini: If you are referring to Romania, in the last years, there has been a growth in the consumption of quality wine, growth that will also occur next year. The Romanian consumer understands more and more that it is better to pay a higher price for a good wine than to buy cheap wine, which is not of good quality. Today, the price of a normal wine produced by a correct producer is about 12 lei / bottle.

Reporter: Thank you!


November 2012 - Vinarte has launched Nedeea – the first 100% Romanian red blend

Vinarte, recognized as a producer that has already accustomed its customers to come up with innovations in the field - see Floare de Toamnã or Sirena Dunãrii, has launched, within The International Wine Fair GoodWine, held from November 23 to 25, 2012 at Romexpo, the first blend made ??exclusively out of Romanian local varieties: Feteascã Neagrã, Negru de Drãgãşani and Novac.  The wine is called Nedeea, with direct reference to popular rustic parties in Oltenia, called "nedei".

The three varieties that make up Nedeea have been separately vinified, and then the wine has been staying in oak barrel for 3 months. Nedeea is a wine with good acidity, lively and warm tannins, a persistent fruitiness (red berries, blackberries, blackcurrants, sour cherries), with a touch of spice (vanilla, pepper) and a lasting aftertaste.

The launch of the blend Nedeea 2011, whose label has been painted by artist Mirela Traistaru, was actually one of the highlights of the GoodWine Fair, the wine enjoying success from its first appearance.


November 7, 2012 - Taste the first red wine of 2012 - Floare de Toamna


The authors of the famous Sirena Dunarii, Prince Matei, Soare and Prince Mircea, launch, for the eighth consecutive year, Floare de Toamna - the youngest wine from Vinarte`s portfolio. The festival of the new wine will take place simultaneously in seven cities (Bucharest, Brasov, Cluj, Timisoara, Oradea, Iasi and Craiova), period during which the customers of the 34 partner restaurants can enjoy the wine Floare de Toamna at special prices. Floare de Toamna is a type of Novello (Italian version of the more famous Beaujolais Nouveau), friendly, easy to drink, recommended to be consumed until next spring. This wine has come to be expected and enthusiastically welcomed by the Romanian consumers who have exhausted the stock of past year in just 10 days.

The official launch of the first red wine of the year will take place on Saturday, November 10, starting at 10:00 at Arte&Vino Lounge (Bucharest). The wine, a blend of Negru de Dragasani, Feteasca Neagra and Merlot will be presented by Sergio Faleschini, Vinarte`s President and Marian Timofti, President of the Organization of Sommeliers from Romania 2011. The same day, at 18:00, at the restaurant La Mama in Old Center of Bucharest (Lipscani Street) the second launch of the event will be held for Bucharest, a larger one, where, along with friends and guests, all those who want to taste the new wine are welcome.

Vinarte is a producer with a tradition of 13 years on Romanian market, which operates 335 hectares of vineyards on three areas: Dealu Mare, Samburesti and Vanju Mare. Vinarte`s plantations include both international varieties like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and local, indigenous varieties which produce wines with a distinctive character, such as Feteascã Neagrã and Negru de Drãgãşani.


August 2012- Top 50 Most Expensive Wines in the World


In August, the web magazine Wine-Searcher published the list of 50 most expensive wines in the world, thus making known worldwide that the most expensive wine is the wine of Burgundy, 36 wines out of 50 analyzed.

Note that only five wines of Bordeaux  are in this top.

According to this top, the most expensive wine in the world is cuvée  Henri Jayer Richebourg Grand Cru Cote de Nuits - Burgundy (average price € 11,300). The wine of Bordeaux Petrus occupies the tenth position (€ 2,180) of the top.


Friday, June 15, 2012 - Tasting of Romanian Wines in Paris (RFI Romania)

Author: Vasile Damian

The International Organization of Vine and Wine in cooperation with the Romanian Embassy in the French capital organized a tasting of Romanian wines of high quality this week. Four companies from Romania were present: Cramele Halewood, Domeniul Coroanei Segarcea, Domeniile Săhăteni and Vinarte.

Among the guests who came to taste the dozens of wines that had been offered, French specialists - sommeliers, oenologists, wine importers and journalists in the field were not missing. The international wine community owes so much to Romania! The statement has been made by the General Manager of the International Organization of Vine and Wine. Federico Castellucci speaks enthusiastically about Romanian vineyards and has memories about the experts that Romania has given to the world of wine.

 ”Here, we have the opportunity to taste wines that were born after a hard work and out of the wine growers` uncommon courage. I say courage because these people have organized their business taking into account international varieties. But, at the same time, they have also highlighted all Romanian local varieties, such as Feteasca neagra and Feteasca alba, which gave rise to downright spectacular products.

The "soul" of the Romanian grape variety is respected and at the same time we have before us modern wines of a level that will satisfy the most refined tastes. So there`s potential in these wines and an opportunity to go out on the international stage. I would even say that it `s duty to present products of such quality to international consumers. It was natural to start with Paris considering the winemaking tradition of France. Romania shows that one can produce significant quantities of wine - it is the sixth European producer – and maintain an excellent level of quality at the same time," he said.

Among the first names that imposed themselves on the Romanian quality wine market was Vinarte. Fourteen years ago, when the company was founded, our colleague from Paris, Vasile Damian, made the first interview with Sergio Faleschini. The president of the company that produces among other Prince Matei and Prince Mircea could not miss this tasting. An opportunity to pay tribute to his domestic competitors, and to put on guard the external ones at the same time.

Alexandre Fourn from AOC International, one of the leading wine importers from France, specialized in wines coming from the Eastern Europe and the East was also present at the tasting: "I discovered the Romanian wines last month, on the occasion of a trip to the region Dealu Mare. I was very pleasantly surprised by the dynamism of the wine growers I`ve met, on one hand and by the typicality of some local varieties on the other hand. Today there are customers who need to be seduced and astonished by wines different from those they have been accustomed to. I believe that Romania has some wine “pearls” that we can present on the French market". 

Besides the quality of wine, French experts who took part in the tasting also appreciated the name of certain products or the labels of some bottles. Domeniul Coroanei Segarcea, held for more than a decade by the family Anghel, garnered most praises with the collections "Blue Train" and "Minima Moralia". 

Wine growers, oenologists, tasters, sommeliers, specialized journalists, all the wine world gathered in the salons of gold of the Romanian Embassy in Paris to take part in this first Romanian wine tasting, hosted in this space.

Among the few "non-professional", who actually turned out to be also in the field, met at the embassy, was also Charles Guéné, Vice President of the Senate of France: "I am impressed, on the one hand by the quality of the products we taste and on the other hand by the means of presentation and the labeling of the bottles, which is very well done. I think these products can compete without any problem on many markets. On the French market, it will probably be more difficult, but not because these wines wouldn’t be of good quality."

Charles Guéné speaks knowingly. He is not only the Vice President of the French Senate, but he also makes part of the so-called Group of study of the vine and wine, being himself, originally, wine grower, not far from the region Champagne.



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