SERVE | Cuvée Maxence | 2019


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Today we are going to review a very special wine, the winemaker’s first off-dry wine, named after the youngest member of the family, Maxence – Charlotte’s newborn sun – Cuvée Maxence 2019 by SERVE. This is a single-varietal, off-dry riesling wine that comes from the famous Dealu Mare region in Muntenia. Riesling must be the world’s most misunderstood grape variety, as the resulting wines are unlike any others: light in alcohol, high in natural acidity, deep in flavour, with the ability to transmit the terrior through its extract and unique aroma and, what makes it stand out from the crowd, riesling wines are capable of ageing for decades, especially those with higher residual sugar content. That said and 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 green
clarity: bright yellow hues

intensity: rich & elegant
fruit profile: green fruits & citrus fruits
__green fruits: asian pear | gooseberry | green pear | wild apple
__citrus fruits: lemon | lime | kiwi | green grapefruit
fruit character: ripe & overripe

non fruit: floral & herbal
__floral: acacia blossom | marguerite daisy
__herbal: lemongrass | hay | straw grass | pear leaf | nettle
__wood: none

sweetness: off dry
acidity: med(+)
alcohol: med(+)
tannin: low
__grip: green
balance: good
__dominant: sugar
body: lean | medium-

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

SERVE | Cuvée Maxence | 2019
variety: riesling
country: Romania
region: Dealu Mare
rating: 92.0

maturity: in its prime | can age for another 2 years
verdict: great | a must try wine
96x96This is definitely a great wine of Romania and with a total of 92.0 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 fantastic, noble and voluptuous off-dry riesling wine that is right there, at the summit of its prime form – a wine that can easily be compared to its franco-germanic off-dry peers from Alsace. The wine feels round, oily and elegant, with crisp, mouth-watering acidity, slightly green tannins and well integrated alcohol level. It has an extremely appealing nose, with a nuanced fruity-citrusy foreground and a mesmerizing floral-herbal background. This is a real crowd-pleaser of a wine: plump, creamy and velvety – a wine that will do great when paired with naturally scented seafood dishes (think of sushi or mahi-mahi fillets). Enjoy!

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