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Today we are going to review a rosé wine from the Dealurile Transilvaniei wine region in Transilvania – Satyr Rose 2019 by Crama La Salina. The wine takes its name from Satyr, which in greek and roman mythology is a divine creature (a spirit of nature) and a good friend of Bachus, the god of wine and is often depicted as holding either a grape or a cup of wine in his hands. This is a single-varietal pinot noir wine, made of grapes that are sourced from Dealurile Durgăului, situated in close proximity to the Salina Turda (a salt mine in the Turda area in Cluj county) that are now included in the Dealurile Transilvaniei wine growing area. The winemaker is aiming to bring back vinification to this cool-climate region that was once a famous roman wine growing district. 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:
color: pastel peach
hue/rim: clear silver
fruit profile: red fruits | berry fruits
__red fruits: cranberry | berberry | red cherry | red currant | red delicious apple
__berry fruits: strawberry | goji berry | raspberry | wildberry
fruit character: unripe & ripe
non fruit: other
__other: red grapefruit | pomegranate skin | meadow
body: round | medium(-)
fruit profile: berry fruits & red fruits
fruit character: unripe & ripe
non fruit: none
aftertaste: crisp & appealing
maturity: in its prime | drink now
verdict: fine | highly recommended
This is definitely a fine wine of Romania and, with a total of 91.7 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 very fine rosé wine that is right there, at the summit of its prime form: refreshingly crisp, zingy and extremely appealing, with a nuanced fruity accent and mouth-watering acidity. The wine feels smooth and round, well balanced and nicely structured for a rosé wine, with subtle meadow-herbal hints in the background and a touch of alcoholic warmth on the mouthfeel. This is a rosé that feels lean and supple on the palate, with fresh red and berry fruits flavours and a very appealing, crisp finale. We would recommend to drink this wine today as long as it is still young and beautiful and enjoy it at its finest, as this is a wine that is not meant for ageing. Overall this is one of the best rosé wines we have tasted so far – easy to drink, rich and harmonious.
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