SERVE | Rouge | 2015
feteasca neagra | cabernet sauvignon | merlot


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Today we are going to review a wine blend from the Dealurile Munteniei wine region in Muntenia – Rouge 2015 by SERVE. This is a classic Bordeaux-style blend, vinified in a traditional french style and signed by Aurel Rotarescu, the famous romanian oenologist of the S.E.R.V.E. company. The wine is made of feteasca neagra, cabernet sauvignon and merlot grape varieties, where cabernet sauvignon forms the main body and structure, feteasca neagra enhances the blend with the much-desired local terroir notes, while merlot adds up-front richness and smoothens the final 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:

colour: medium garnet
clarity: hazy copper


intensity: rich & savory
fruit profile: red fruits
__red fruits: sour cherry | red currant | red plum | wolfberry
fruit character: overripe & baked

non fruit: vegetal | spice | oak | savory | earthy
__vegetal: wormwood | asparagus
__spice: red pepper | paprika
__oak: sun-dried oakwood
__savory: leather | hints of iron & veal
__earthy: sweet potato | red soil dust | hints of clay & loam
__wood: old / light-to-medium roast

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

fruit profile: red fruits
fruit character: overripe
non fruit: vegetal & spice
finish: med(+)
aftertaste: seedy-crisp

SERVE | Rouge | 2015

variety: feteasca neagra | cabernet sauvignon | merlot
country: Romania
region: Dealurile Munteniei
rating: 91.3

maturity: developing | drin know
verdict: fine | recommended
96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Romania and, with a total of 91.3 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 nice and plump wine blend, characterized by a mixture of red fruits in the foreground, supported by hot spiciness and some subtle, terroir-driven meaty-earthy hints in the background, and a layer of vegetal notes in between. The wine feels savory and supple, with crisp acidity, slightly green tannins and an insistent alcoholic warmth on the mouthfeel – a wine that is still developing into the bottle, yet one that can already be enjoyed today. All in all, this is a fruity-vegetal, old-world-styled wine blend, very honest and fair, with a seedy-vegetal accent and a quite bitter-seedy finale – a nicely structured and well balanced wine blend that lacks some elegance and finesse.
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