CASTEL MIMÍ | Rara Neagra | Rose | 2019
rara neagra


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Today we are going to review a rosé wine that is relatively new on the local market – Rara Neagra Rose 2019 by Castel Mimí. This is a single-varietal rosé wine, made of only rara neagra grapes, which is quite unusual, as the rara neagra variety is still an unexplored land for many winemakers. Rosé wine is usually made using the saignee method, when the juice of a soon-to-be red wine is strained from its skins before it becomes too dark and too extracted, thus the winemaker has to remove the red grape skins (the source of the red pigment) when the wine reaches the perfect color. The trap here lies in the character and body of the resulting rosé wine, as the focus on color alone might compromise the taste and oftentimes the flavour of the wine. That said, without further ado, let’s take a look at the wine tasting results.
Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:

concentration: pale
color: salmon
clarity: clear
hue/rim: silver

intensity: powerful
fruit profile: red fruits | berry fruits
__red fruits: red apple | red mirabelle | red currant | cranberry
__berry fruits: strawberry | raspberry | berberry | goji | wolfberry
fruit character: ripe

non fruit: none
__wood: none
aroma: primary

sweetness: dry
acidity: med(+)
alcohol: high
tannin: low
__grip: smooth
body: medium
balance: fair
__dominant: alcohol
complexity: simple

fruit profile: berry fruits | red fruits
fruit character: ripe
non fruit: none
finish: med(+)
aftertaste: seedy

CASTEL MIMÍ | Rara Neagra | Rose | 2019

variety: rara neagra
country: Moldova
region: Codru
rating: 90.2

maturity: in its prime
verdict: fine
96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Moldova and, with a total of 90.2 points scored, this wine is right there, among the best wines we’ve rated so far. Check our complete database on the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines that we have tasted and reviewed or go to the about us page and find out more about our exquisite rating system.

Verdict: this is a quite seedy, sweet and appealing rosé wine which is right there, at the summit of its peak form – refreshing and simple, with nuanced berry fruits – a wine that maybe lacks some more harmony and finesse on the palate. It should definitely be enjoyed cool, as once it warms up, the wine start to display it’s rough edges in the form of sharp acidity and overwhelming alcohol burnt that leads to a quite hot and burning aftertaste. Overall this is a fine rosé wine, one that should be enjoyed today rather than tonight or tomorrow. Cheers.

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