Alira is an 80-acre boutique winery, located in Dobrogea, on the hills overlooking the banks of the Old Danube. We believe in respect for nature and quality at the expense of quantity. We do all this in the hope of providing a premium experience to every customer.
The name ALIRA is a merge between the names of the localities of Aliman and Rasova where our vineyards are located and where the wine is born on the banks of the Danube. This is a special place where nature works in favor of man and the only ingredients missing to make a legendary wine were passion and skill.
Alira Merlot Wine-making and maturation
Matured 11 months in oak barrel
The Alira Merlot grapes are picked manually, and then carefully selected on the sorting tables. The maceration of grapes takes between 5 and 8 days at a controlled temperature of 16 ° C. The alcoholic fermentation (100% by the addition of selected yeast) is controlled at 26-28 ° C for another 8-10 days, followed by hot maceration (thermo-maceration) between 5 and 8 days. Aging was done for about 12 months in French oak.
2018- Balkan International Wine Contest Silver Medal
2013- Excellence Awards by Vinul.ro Gold Medal
2013- International Wine Salon VINVEST Timișoara Gold Medal
2012- International Wine Contest Bucharest Gold Medal
2011- Excellence Awards by Vinul.ro Silver Medal
2010-Excellence Awards by Vinul.ro Silver Medal