CRAMA OPRISOR | Dragaica Rosie | 2013
cabernet sauvignon | merlot | syrah | pinot noir
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Tonight we are going to review a wine, whose blending formula is quite surprising, as it is made of four different grape varieties: cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah and pinot noir, all of them blended to form the famous Wine of Romania – Dragaica Rosie 2013 from Crama Oprisor. This wine is part of The inmost Oltenia wine series, which covers region’s most famous myth and legends and of course the famous local terrior of Muntenia & Oltenia wine region. But enough theory, let’s move on to the tasting.
Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:
Deep and noble ruby color, with shades of dark garnet towards the rim of the glass.
The nose is strong, filled mostly with red and black fruit flavours: sour cherry, red currant, black cherry, red plum, black currant, blackberry and some hints of dried cherry tomato. An instant later comes secondary and tertiary notes of red and black pepper, nutmeg, allspice, light roasted oakwood and some hints of tobacco.
The wine is dry, with high alcohol level, high acidity and firm tannin. It feels young, tannic and quite extracted, with a nuanced fruit-forward profile and a quite bold body. This is a new world type of wine – complex, bitter-seedy and well structured. The wine has a fair overall balance between fruit and barrique and a quite nuanced tart accent.
It has a medium finish and a balanced, bitter-sweet aftertaste.
This is definitely a great Wine of Romania and the overall rating says the same, with 90.2 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 just a couple more months of bottle ageing away from its peak form, while it can stand tall right now as well. Due to its fruity-woody accents, we would recommend to pair this wine with moderately spiced dishes (think nutmeg instead of pepper), or some steamed beef cuts dressed in sweet wine sauce, as it will form an excellent complementary pairing between wine and food. Enjoy.
WineStatistics tasting results:
Dragaica Rosie | 2013
grape: | cabernet sauvignon | merlot | syrah | pinot noir |
region: Romania | Muntenia & Oltenia
overall rating: | 90.2 |
conclusion: great | a must try
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