CRAMA HISTRIA | Ammos | Rosé | 2016
cabernet sauvignon | feteasca neagra
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Today we’ve decided to review another rosé wine, because we’ve found a quite special one – Ammos Rosé 2016 from Crama Histria. This wine is a blend between cabernet sauvignon and the indigenous feteasca neagra and it is regarded by some as the best rosé blend from Romania. What makes it special, is the winemaking technique of ageing the wine on the lees for 4 months to add richness. So, let’s find out just how good this wine is and move on to the most pleasant part of the review – the tasting.
Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:
Pale orange color with shades of peach pink towards the rim of the glass.
The nose is strong, filled mostly with sweet fruit flavours: raspberry, strawberry jam, berberry, red mirabelle, strawberry candy, nectarine, red currant, cranberry and some nuanced hints of pomegranate juice.
The wine is medium-dry, with high alcohol level, high acidity and firm tannin. This is a fruity, jammy and candy-flavoured rosé wine, with a ripe, bitters-crisp body and an elegant mouthfeel. It has a fair overall balance between all its elements, and it feels complex and delicious.
The wine has a medium finish and a balanced, bitter-crisp aftertaste.
This is definitely a great Wine of Romania and the overall rating says the same, with 90.5 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 delightful rosé wine in its peak form or nearabout – drink it now or age for another 3 to 6 months, but don’t overdo it, as it is always better to drink a wine a year too soon than a day too late. To be honest, we’ve been very impressed by this wine, as it’s simply amazing – refreshing, jammy and quite nuanced for a rosé. The best way to drink this wine is stand-alone, in a good company, but it can also be paired with some fine food, like for example a sweet potato & pomegranate salad or some mango & lime summer salad. Enjoy!
WineStatistics tasting results:
Ammos | Rosé | 2016
grape: | cabernet sauvignon | feteasca neagra |
overall rating: | 90.5 |
conclusion: great | a must try
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