One of the most important historical symbols of Timisoara is the “Castel Huniade” palace. Starting with 1456, all the bells of the catholic churches around the world toll at noon in honour of John Hunyadi, on the order of Pope Callixtus III, after the great victory from the Battle of Belgrade. What is the connection between “the champion of Christ”, as the same pope named him, and our wines? The easiest explanation is that everything we have or do today is the fruit of past deeds, as well as what we do and who we are today becomes a root for all that is to be in the future. Furthermore, the fragment of history left to us by the reign of John Hunyadi is the record from 1447, when, after the commissioning of the Hunyadi Castle, a contract was signed by which Mihail de Ciorna purchases from John and Ecaterina Magyar the Recas vines, this being the first documented mention of this vineyard. Honouring our history, we have created these expressive wines, full of life, almost explosive, fully in line with contemporary wine types. This is because the present belongs to the ones living in it and the only ones capable of living the present are those who understand their past, in order to create their future.
Domeniile Recas, the selection of 4 wines – 2 red wines and 2 white wines – launched in June 2016 at the 25th aniversary of Cramele Recas, is the first selection of wines from the Banatian winemaker which is named after the region where the wines enjoyed by many consumers from Romania and abroad are produced. In order to better emphasize the geographical position of Recas town, the terroir and the history of viticulture in these parts, the label of the Domeniile Recas wine selection represents a simplified map of the region inspired from am original model found on a litograph of Banat from the 18th century.
For the first time on the Romanian branding market, the labels of the four wines are created by means of special technical procedures, consisting of placing the map elements in tactile relief using the braille embossing technique, so that the labels can also be recognized on the shelf by blind persons. The corks of the wine bottles are also a first for Romania, being produced using the Normacorc patent, from a polymer of sugar cane oil, the result ensuring protection against cork specific contaminants and long time resistance and elasticity.
Regno Recaş, along with Domeniile Recaş, is a tribute paid by the winemaker from the western Romania to the terroir from Banat, on the 25th anniversary of the Recaş Wineries. The wine range includes 7 labels, designed exclusively for the hospitality industry, most of them offering a monovarietal wine assortment.
The visual message conveyed by the labels – the portrait – is inspired by the technique of the Renaissance painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo, universally acknowledged due to the allegorical figures executed by combining various objects, plans and fruits metaphorically related to the subject portrayed. For Regno Recaş label, the Florentin painters vision was reinterpreted by the painter Vali Irina Ciobanu, an artist who managed to transpose into portraits that dominate the labels of the range the olfactory and palatal personality of each categorys pecularities. The white, feminine portraits explore the floral, citric and vegetal spectrum and the characteristic to dry white wines. The rose portrait, also feminine, illustrates the freshness of red fruits and of the flowers characteristic to this wine, while the red, androgen portraits have a proud and inciting composition, consisting of red and black fruits, spices and black grapes.
The win bottle caps are also a first in Romania, being made, based on the Normacorc patent, from a sugarcane oil polymer, insuring they are free from the contaminants specific to cork stoppers, as well as greater long-lasting resistance and elasticity.
From grapes of the best vines located on the hills of Recaș, picked at night to protect them from heat and preserve their intense aroma, came the SELENE line of wines, named after the personification of the Moon in Greek mythology. Selene, together with Sole, celebrate this “savoir vivre” of late evenings. If Sole means enjoying the Sun, optimism, joy, warmth, attitude and joy of living, Selene means to overcome the heat, to enjoy the pleasant cool air and moonlight, it means passion and intensity.
Solo Quinta is a rare wine, born from the imagination and love for wine of the oenologist Hartley Smithers. An unusual blending of four white varieties and one red variety vinified in white, which changes each year depending on the grapes with the best performance for that season. The best of the best grapes are found here, in the blending Solo Quinta. This is proved by the wine making the list of some of the best restaurants in the world, awarded with stars in the Michelin Guide (Maze, the restaurants of Gordon Ramsay), or by the Grand Prize (the best white dry wine in the competition) won at Vinalies Internationales 2011, an important international wine competition from France, this possibly being the best award offered to a Romanian wine.
The family of Ambrozy of Seden was, for hundreds of years, the ruler of the Recaș region, and under its protection the lands prospered and developed, especially in agriculture and winemaking.
In the memory of these great forefathers, we have created Conacul Ambrozy, an elegant, sweet white wine, bottled in the 375 ml bottle, made from the best Sauvignon Blanc grapes, picked late in the autumn of 2013.
Today, Recaș Winery represents a modern, dynamic company in full evolution which is guided by a self-imposed concept: ”a day of running around in circles believing that you are at the top of your development, is the first day of your decline”.
Each day is a competition and, like any other competition, only the winners matter; and for us winning means convincing you that our products mean quality and innovation, which is translated by many hours of work, by passion, by tenacity, by our believe that wine must bring satisfaction and achievements, feelings and emotions.
Everything what Recaș Winery means today is owed to the passion and respect for wine – this unique and wonderful friend which accompanies us during our lifetime, always ready to lead us into the world of joy where we can find you, the people who love it!