CRAMA FERDI | Madame S. | 2020
sauvignon blanc


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Today we are going to review a wine that conquered our hearts from the first sip – Madame S. 2020 by Crama Ferdi. This is a single varietal sauvignon blanc wine from the Dealu Mare region in Muntenia. Sauvignon Blanc is a very old grape variety and it translates from french as ‘wild white‘, which is in fact the essence of this variety – the wilderness. What makes it different from its peers are those unique herbaceous flavors, reminiscent of green bell pepper, currant leaf, gooseberry and fresh cut grass – all these flavors come from aromatic compounds called pyrazines. 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: straw-white
clarity: clear green hues

intensity: powerful & green
fruit profile: green fruits | citrus fruits | tropical fruits
__green fruits: gooseberry | green pear | green apple
__citrus fruits: lime | kiwi
__tropical fruits: passion fruit
fruit character: unripe & ripe

non fruit: floral | herbaceous
__floral: acacia blossom
__herbaceous: currant leaf | wormwood | nettle | dill | green grass | meadow
__wood: none

sweetness: dry
acidity: high
alcohol: high
tannin: med(-)
__grip: green
balance: good
__dominant: alcohol
body: medium

fruit profile: green fruits & citrus fruits
fruit character: unripe & ripe
non fruit: vegetal & herbal
finish: med(+)
aftertaste: seedy-crisp

CRAMA FERDI | Madame S. | 2020
variety: sauvignon blanc
country: Romania
region: Dealu Mare
rating: 93.0

maturity: in its prime | drink now
verdict: great | a must try
96x96This is definitely a great wine of Romania and with a total of 93.0 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 sauvignon blanc wine that is right there, at the peak of its form: refreshingly crisp, zingy and extremely appealing. It feels zesty, citrusy-herbal and fresh, with mouth-watering acidity and a touch of alcoholic warmth on the palate. The wine hs a medium body and a fruity-herbaceous, slightly green accent, with a pronounced seedy-crisp finale. Overall the wine tastes well balanced and nicely structured – a very refined and firm sauvignon blanc wine indeed. We would recommend to drink this wine today, as long as it’s still young and beautiful, in order to enjoy it at its finest, as this is a true and, dare we say, classic sauvignon blanc wine that will do amazingly well on its own or paired with some fresh oysters. Enjoy!CRAMA_FERDI_MadameS_2020_profilex_the_color

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