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River Route has become synonymous with quality wines from Romania, a stunningly beautiful country lying on the same latitude as Bordeaux. At the winery in Oprisor in the sunny southwest of Romania, the team of international winemakers applies modern winemaking techniques to one of the oldest wine regions in the world, to the delight of a growing circle of wine experts and wine lovers. The river referred to in the name is the River Danube, which winds its way through Romania’s wine-growing regions.

Merlot


River Route Cabernet Sauvignon:

Just a hint of French oak combined with ripe blackcurrant fruit flavours produce this delicious full-bodied wine. The vines are planted on rich, red soil, similar to that of the terra rossa soils in Australia, and its slightly firmer structure makes it an excellent food wine, especially with roast or grilled meat.

River Route Limited Edition Merlot:

The intense plummy fruit of this wine mingles with the gentle smokiness of oak to give a rich, full-flavoured style with overtones of chocolate and mocca. An excellent partner to hearty meat dishes such as roast beef with rosemary potatoes.

River Route Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon:

older vines and lower yields produce a wine with concentrated fruit. This full-bodied wine has extra complexity and is a wonderful accompaniment to peppered steak or beef in a rich red wine sauce.

La Cetate Merlot:

a powerful, intensely fruity wine that is matured in Hungarian oak barriques to give notes of toast and vanilla, which enhances the overall complexity of this wine. Not for the faint-hearted, this is a wine to enjoy with rich, hearty beef and lamb dishes. Available from Waitrose RRP £4.99.(www.waitrose.com).

Whether you become our lucky winner or not, look out for these award winning River Route wines at Asda, Sainsbury’s, Thresher, One Stop, Day and Nite, Rhythm & Booze, Waitrose and Whistlestop at RRP £3.49 for the Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot Rosé, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon, and RRP £4.49 for each of the River Route Limited Edition Chardonnay, Limited Edition Merlot and Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon. La Cetate RRP is £4.99. River Route Pinot Grigio is also available in a convenient 3l bag in box, RRP £13.99 at Threshers, while the Merlot Rosé 3l bag in box is available at Waitrose, RRP £13.99.

To enter our competition, just answer the following Question:

Which country do River Route wines come from?

Email your answer to bbrown@lete.co.uk. accompanied with your name and address. Closing date for entries is 10th October 2003.

You have to be a member of our site to enter. Usual competition rules apply. The judges decision is final. No cash alternatives to this prize which comprises a mixed selection of the detailed wines.