The offspring of Negrul vartos and Saperavi
The creator of this variety is, based on all the testimonies published so far that I have read, the researcher Mircea Marculescu, who has obtained it at the Dragasani Winegrowing Research Institute in 1987, from Negru vartos (vigorous black) and Saperavi. It delivers strong, very productive wines, with a dark ruby-red colour and aromas of blueberries, juniper, black pepper, cloves and dark chocolate. It seems to have an ageing capacity similar to more globally prevalent varieties, but unfortunately the Romanian vineyards are not large enough to encourage the necessary experiments to build a fame to match the intuited potential.
source: Cezar Ioan – Connaisseur fara ifose