Legendary Dracula Wines

Legendary Dracula Wines

Legendary Dracula Wines
at Vancouver International Wine Festival

I was desperately seeking Dracula and couldn’t find him. But somehow I accidentally stepped on a bat hanging around the Legendary Dracula Wines table – oops there he is.  I loved all the Romania wines here, although I swear the red wines had an aroma of fresh red plasma and notes of burnt wooden stake.  As a lover of horror flicks and wine, I knew when I saw the winery called “Legendary Dracula” from Transylvania, Romania (where else) listed in the 2019 Vancouver International brochure that I would have to make my way to this booth to taste this wine. I came expecting to get a few photos and post some humourous vampire-inspired tweets, but lo and behold, all the wines are diabolically good especially if you like wines that are fruit forward and don’t cost you a lot of pretty pennies.  You can find out where to buy Legendary Dracula Wines at legandarydracula.ca or at the 39th and Cambie BC Liquor Store.
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Legendary Dracula Wines

 

Legendary Dracula Feteasca Regala Eco (Dry) 2017 ($21.99)

When I asked if I could try this wine, the wine rep asked to see my neckline, but fell backwards and dropped the bottle when he saw my crucifix tattoo. And in an instant, aromas of candied lemon peel wafted in the air before drops of the fruit forward wine with its juicy notes of sweet red apple and juicy pears kissed my lips. #ImLickingTheCarpetNow  Feteasca Regala (Royal Maiden) is a grape varietal which is a cross of Grasa and Feteasca alba grape, which is only native to Romania, and is very aromatic with green apple and tropical fruit notes.  This unoaked wine in particular is considered dry because there is no residual sugar, but because there is so much fruit in it, it’s so drinkable. 

Castellum Dracula Feteasca Neagra 2014 ($23.49)

My teeth are completely red, not because I’ve been feasting on young Romania lads that I found wandering on the country roads, but because I can’t seem to stop myself from drinking this bottle of Castellum Dracula Feteasca Neagra 2014 which aromas of blackberries and notes of vanilla and black fruit – plums, cherries and brambleberries are as black as my soul. Although this wine is considered dry, the Feteasca Neagra grape varietal produces soft black fruit flavours with soft tannins, even though it was oaked for 11 months.  This is a red wine that you don’t need to pair with food but pair it with every bad day you have – I broke my nail today (drink), I had to go to work today (drink), I didn’t get any comments on my Facebook post (drink),…


Legendary Dracula Wines

Principe Dracula Tamaioasa Romaneasca 2013

Oh my sweet sweet Count, if you really want to lure me to your  castle, then leave a trail of bottles of Principe Dracula Tamaioasa Romaneasca. Because it is for this sweet dessert grape that I would die a thousand deaths, although you have assured me I would live beyond a thousand lives if I let you place your fangs upon my neck. With its aromas of honey and peaches and notes of pears and sweet sweet melons, I could drink this every day for the rest of my never ending immortal life. If you love muscat wine, you will love this unoaked wine which is chock full of fruit almost as luscious as my blood.  #CatchMeIfYouCan

Principe Dracula Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Legend has it that if you drink this blood red Legendary Dracula Cabernet Sauvignon that you will be immortal. Never touched by wood, the juicy dark cherries and blackberries frolic happily with chocolate and spices to create smooth tannins that will hold your tongue hostage underneath their mystical spell. Although I do find it somewhat suspicious that each bottle is dedicated to an individual whose name is inscribed at the bottom of the bottle.


Legendary Dracula Wines

 

Dominion Dracula Merlot (dry)

Hardly any oak barrels were harmed in the making of this Legendary Dracula Dominion Merlot as the grapes only spent 6-9 months in oak barrels, making it a rather fruit forward wine with tannins as elegant as the Count’s velvet red cape. Rumour has it that the Count beat up Little Red Riding Hood in order to obtain her basket of blueberries and blackberries. But not before the Count gave her the world’s biggest hickey. Now she’s on her way to kick some ass with the Big Bad Wolf.  If you don’t like Merlot, you might change your opinion as this Merlot hasn’t been in oak barrels that long, thus making it rather fruit forward, but still retaining the big body character of a Merlot.

 

 

 

Author

Dianne

Editor in Chief of Fabulously Frugal in Vancouver.

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