Company name: SC SERVE CEPTURA SRL
Address: Comuna Ceptura, Prahova Co.
Headquarters: 48-50 Pastorului Street, District 2, Bucharest
Region: Ceptura, Prahova
AOC: Dealu Mare
Area: 110 Ha, 68 of which are in Dealu Mare and 42 are in Istria Vineyard (Cogealac)
Bottled annually (in litres): 700.000 L
Owner: Mihaela Tyrel de POIX (main shareholder)
Wine expert: Aurel Rotarescu
Wine labels: Vinul Cavalerului, Rezerva Contelui, Terra Romana and Cuvée
Vine varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling Italian, Riesling de Rin, Feteasca Alba, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Feteasca Neagra
In the 90’s, all that international wine critics knew about Romania was it produced wine, at some point in time. But nothing more. Romania was a white stain on the wine map, and the domestic market oscillated between misleading labels, faulty bottles and stocks of so-called old wines, from “privatized” warehouses. The few wines that haunted the market were semi-dry and semi-sweet, the remaining sugar (or the added sugar, often) being solely intended to cover hygiene deficiencies.
This was the environment in which ventured Count Guy de POIX, a corsican passionate about skiing, with a history of generations in wine, both at home, in Corsica after his father (Domaine Peraldi), and in the Champagne area aftyer his mother, the famous Piper-Heidsieck. A series of fortunate events brought together Guy de POIX and Aurel ROTARESCU. Aurel became Guy’s disciple and the one who, as from 1994 until this day, defines the soul of SERVE wines.
Guy’s legacy, along with his respect for nature and community, is perpetuated by his wife, Mihaela de POIX, along with Aurel and the team at SERVE.
25 YEARS OF EXCEPTIONAL WINES
Legacy, Venture, Respect, Community