SERVE | Terra Romana | Feteasca Neagra | 2013
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Today we are going to review a wine with a history behind the bottle. It all started in 1993, when a wine enthusiast, namely Count Guy Tyrell de Poix, mesmerized by the potential of Romanian indigenous feteasca neagra grape variety, left behind his home and moved to Romania to start a wine business from scratch. Admiration for the feteasca neagra wines was what moved him, and love for this wine style was what made him take that step, this is why we are very eager to present you the wine we will review today – Terra Romana Feteasca Neagra 2013 from SERVE.

Let’s take a deeper look at the tasting notes and the wine’s review statistics:

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Visual
A bit hazy ruby color with shades of pale garnet towards the rim.

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Olfactory

The nose is strong, filled mostly with ripe red fruit mixed with some subtle savory notes: sour cherry, red currant, tomato leaf, ripe plum and some hints of wormwood. An instant later comes secondary and tertiary notes of red pepper, oregano and the elegant flavor of a roasted oakwood mixed with some subtle hints of raw meat.

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Gustatory

The wine is dry, with high but very well integrated alcohol level, moderate acidity and dry tannin. It tastes lean and seedy, with a nuanced earthy profile. This is definitely an old-world wine – savory, tannic, elegant and complex, with well balanced alcohol and acidity. The wine has a fair overall balance between barrique and fruit, as neither dominates, which lets the fruit and the earthy notes express themselves at its best.

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Aftertaste

The wine has a medium finish and a balanced, a bit tart and a bit bitter aftertaste.
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chartsThis is definitely a great Wine of Romania and the overall rating says the same, with 90.0 points scored it is right there, among the best wines we’ve tasted so far. Please click on the chart icon on the left in order to get to the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines we’ve tasted to date.

Conclusion: this is a wine that is over its peak, clearly on the descending rope, ready to drink now – a fine and complex wine with a nice balance between all its elements. We would not recommend to keep it any longer for bottle ageing, as this is a wine to be enjoyed right here and right now. We would strongly recommend to decant this wine at least for 30 minutes, as it will do wonders to the wine’s aroma and taste profiles – the fruit will express itself more clearly, while the earthy notes will make you want to pair it with some medium-rare roasted ribs.

WineStatistics tasting results:

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Terra Romana | Feteasca Neagra | 2013

grape: | feteasca neagra |

region: Romania | Muntenia & Oltenia

overall rating: | 90.0 |

conclusion: great | a must try

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(c) The WineStatistics ratings are based solely on our own knowledge of the world of wine and on our personal wine tastes, which may, or may not, differ from yours – the reader. There are no absolutes of right and wrong in wine appreciation.

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