METAMORFOSIS | Cantvs Primvs | Feteasca Neagra | 2012
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The wine we are going to review tonight is produced by one of the most famous family of winemakers – the Antinori family, which has been involved in the production of wine for over six centuries, since 1385. In 2001, Marquis Piero Antinori discovered the potential of Romanian wines, as a result the Vitis Metamorfosis project started. The wine we review tonight is made of feteasca neagra, which is an indigenous local grape variety that is not yet explored at its full potential, this is exactly what makes feteasca neagra so special these days and we are very eager to present you the wine we are talking about – Cantvs Primvs Feteasca Neagra 2012 from Vitis Metamorfosis.
Let’s take a deeper look at the tasting notes and the wine’s review statistics:
A bit deep garnet color with shades of pale purple towards the rim.
The nose is strong, filled mostly with ripe black fruit: blackberry, black plum, overripe sour cherry, black cherry, blackcurrant and some hints of violets. An instant later comes secondary and tertiary notes of red and black pepper, dates and the elegant flavor of a roasted oakwood.
The wine is dry, with high, but well integrated alcohol level, high acidity and dry tannin. It tastes fruity and seedy, with a nuanced new-world profile. This is a complex, elegant and bold wine, with a nice balance between barrique and fruit. The wine has a fair overall balance, with ripe and smooth tannin and maybe just a bit too much acidity.
The wine has a medium-plus finish and a balanced, a bit tart aftertaste.
This is definitely a great Wine of Romania and the overall rating says the same, with 91.1 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 wine is yet too young to drink now, as its acidity is overwhelming. It has a great ageing potential, that’s why we would recommend a couple more years of bottle ageing, so that it can reach its peak form. We would strongly recommend to decant this wine in advance for at least 30 minutes – it will do wonders to the wine’s aroma and taste profiles. We believe that this wine will pair perfectly well with some seared beef dressed in sweet chilli caramel sauce or some sweet soy sauce beef stew, as the acidity in the wine will counter balance the sweetness in the dish – it should be nothing less than yummy.
WineStatistics tasting results:
Cantvs Primvs | Feteasca Neagra | 2012
grape: | feteasca neagra |
region: Romania | Muntenia & Oltenia
overall rating: | 91.1 |
conclusion: great | a must try
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