TERRA DACIA | Feteasca Neagra | 2019
feteasca neagra


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Today we are going to review a single varietal feteasca neagra wine from the famous Stefan Voda region in the south-east of Moldova – Feteasca Neagra 2019 by Terra Dacia. Feteasca Neagra is an indigenous romanian variety that has been grown for hundreds of years on substantial plantings in the south of Moldova and eastern Muntenia and today, this is the most famous red variety in Romania. Wines made from feteasca neagra grapes are usually fruit-forward, structured and complex, wines that quite often are compared to merlot and cabernet franc, mostly due to their full body, high tannins and elegant textures. There is a rising demand for feteasca neagra wines both, on the local market as well as on the international markets and many experts name this variety as the visit card of both, Romania and Moldova. 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 ruby color
clarity: clear purple shades


intensity: rich & vinous
fruit profile: black fruits & blue fruits
__black fruits: aronia berry | blackcurrant | blackberry | black cherry | black plum
__blue fruits: blueberry | blue plum | huckleberry
fruit character: ripe

non fruit: oak
__oak: roasted oakwood | cherry tree wood | sweet tobacco | hints of liquorice
__wood: new / medium roast

sweetness: off dry
acidity: high
alcohol: med(+)
tannin: medium
__grip: fine
balance: fair
__dominant: acidity
body: opulent | medium

fruit profile: black fruits & blue fruits
fruit character: ripe
non fruit: oak
finish: med(+)
aftertaste: tart

TERRA DACIA | Feteasca Neagra | 2019

variety: feteasca neagra
country: Moldova
region: Stefan Voda
rating: 90.0

maturity: youthful | age for at least 2-3 years
verdict: good | recommended
96x96This is definitely a good wine of Moldova and, with a total of 90.0 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 young and even infantile feteasca neagra wine that tastes tart, crisp and opulent in its current state, a wine that is still developing into the bottle, thus one that requires at least another 2 or 3 years of bottle ageing. On the nose the wine delivers a mix of blue and black fruits, supported by very nuanced oak-derived flavours in the background. It feels lean and supple, with overwhelming acidity, fine tannins and a touch of alcoholic warmth on the mouthfeel. All in all, this is a very young but rich feteasca neagra wine, one that lacks structure and balance on the palate, and definitely one that still needs time to develop and round up. Due to its nuanced acidity and oakiness, our recommendation would be to pair this wine with meaty dishes that are rich in natural fat and flavour, like for example barbequed honey-glazed pork ribs or a smoked T-bone pepper steak. Cheers!
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One thought on “Terra Dacia | FeteascaNeagra 2019

  1. The Feteasca Neagra 2019 “Terra Dacia” is a splendid wine, produced in the ancient land of Bessarabia in a traditional cellar, led by a young passionate winemaker, who transmits in his wines all the expertise of an ancient family of winemakers and all the enthusiasm of his strong personality.
    It is a structured wine, in which it is possible to grasp the complexity of a series of hints of red and black fruits, tobacco, wood, with a very balanced tannin.
    Rated 92.


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