SERVE | Terra Romana | Feteasca Alba | 2018
feteasca alba


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Today we are also going to review a single varietal feteasca alba wine from the Ceptura wine region in Muntenia – Terra Romana Feteasca Alba 2018 by SERVE. Feteasca Alba is an old indigenous romanian variety, that dates back for almost two thousand years – a variety that is little known outside of Romania and Moldova. Feteasca Alba wines stand out from the crowd mostly due to their delicate balance and elegance on the palate. There is a rising demand for feteasca alba wines both, on the local market as well as on the international markets and many experts name this variety as one of the visit cards of romanian wines. This particular wine is a honest representation of the Ceptura terroir – a wine growing area in Dealu Mare where in 1993 Count Guy Tyrel de Poix fell in love with an indigenous feteasca neagra wine made by Aurel Rotarescu and decided to extend his wine business, thus founding the S.E.R.V.E. company in Romania. That said, without further ado, let’s move on straight to our tasting results.
Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:

color: pastel yellow
clarity: clear straw-yellow hues

intensity: rich & clean
fruit profile: sweet fruits | citrus fruits | tropical fruits
__sweet fruits: white apple | asian pear | white mirabelle | wild apple
__citrus fruits: sweet lemon
__tropical fruits: pitaya
fruit character: ripe

non fruit: floral | herbal
__floral: white peonies | daisy | camomile
__herbal: straw grass | hay | meadow
__wood: none

sweetness: dry
acidity: medium
alcohol: high
tannin: low
__grip: green
balance: fair
__dominant: alcohol
body: creamy | medium

fruit profile: sweet fruits | citrus fruits
fruit character: unripe
non fruit: floral | herbal
finish: med(+)
aftertaste: crisp & seedy

SERVE | Terra Romana | Feteasca Alba | 2018
variety: feteasca alba
country: Romania
region: Ceptura
rating: 91.1

maturity: in its prime | drink now
verdict: fine | highly recommended
96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Romania and with a total of 91.1 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 and voluptuous feteasca alba wine that is right there, at the summit of its prime form – a wine that does not require any more bottle ageing. It feels round, creamy and crisp, with very lean acidity and quite some alcoholic warmth on the mouthfeel. This a very supple and slightly opulent feteasca alba wine with a medium body and an oily texture on the palate – a wine with a pronounced fruity-citrusy profile and some subtle but mesmerizing floral-herbaceous hints in the background. The wine might taste a bit angular, mostly due to its high alcohol content and the green character of the tannins, but make no mistake here, this is a very fine feteasca alba wine. In order to elevate the smooth and creamy character of the wine and underline those subtle terroir notes, we would recommend to pair it with creamy pasta dishes, like for example tagliolini with white truffles and butter sauce. Cheers!

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