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2017 Feteasca Neagra Solevari Reserve, Cramele Recaş

2017 Feteasca Neagra Solevari Reserve, Cramele Recaş
ref. SOLE170 AUT21

Wine Variety: It seems that Feteasca Neagra is indigenous to Moldavia and was probably domesticated from a wild vine. Its name means "black young lady" and it produces some of Romania's finest wines. The fact that there are several distinct Feteascas intimates that this is an old variety.

Wine Region: This is Banat in western Romania, which was once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire as evidenced by the grape varieties traditionally grown here. The region is cooler than much of Romania. 

Wine Producer: The Cramele Recas Estate, owned by Englishman, Philip Cox and his Romanian wife Elvira, have put a huge amount of work into transforming their slice of grape growing history into a contemporary winemaking haven. The vineyards are a combination of evolved plantings from 1447 and much more recent plantings. With recent investments into modernising and improving their winery, they regularly host world class flying winemakers to work with their team. This enables them to create top quality wines year after year.

 
Description
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£10.50
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£63.00
Style
Style:
Red - medium-bodied
  Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Feteasca Neagra
  Producer
Producer:
Cramele Recaş
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
15°C
Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
13.5%
  Country
Country:
Romania
  Appellation
Appellation:
Recaş
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2024
Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
  Region
Region:
Banat
  Colour
Colour:
Still Red
  Food
Food:
  • Beef
  • Duck
  • Lamb
  • Pasta
  • Vegetables

wine tasting notesTasting Notes:

Very good, deep-and-clear black-red colour. Nose brings with it a great deal of character. There’s dark cocoa aromas, crisp, very black plum fruit, a twist of black pepper. It’s a nicely defined set of aromas, although bottle age has softened and broadened it a touch. It smells delicious. The palate is instantly a crisp thing of excellent energy and incisive structure. The fruit is quite savoury, of dark fruits: plum and cassis. Through the fruit comes the upright charge of very piquant, spicy structure: almost a chilly hit. It’s a nicely cool thing and it saves some clay-like tannin for later grip. Long. Properly varietal. May lack a touch of dimension in the mid-palate, but I care not. It’s a lovely example.

#3wordtastingnote: dark, plum, spice

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