DOMENIILE FRANCO-ROMANE | Vigneron | Pinot Noir | 2018
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Today we are going to review a very special wine: a single-varietal pinot noir from the Dealu Mare region in the south of RomaniaVigneron Pinot Noir 2018 by Domeniile Franco-Române. Pinot Noir has reached a legendary status over the last decades and today it is the most sought-after red wine in the world. The grape itself is quite vulnerable, suffering from a multitude of diseases and its genetics make it highly susceptible to mutation. But despite all the difficulty to grow pinot noir, when treated with utmost care, it is capable of producing the very best expressions of terrior. This particular wine has been crafted in a pure Burgundy style, partially aged in oak barriques and signed by Burgundy oenologist – Denis Thomas. That said and without further ado, let’s take a look at the wine tasting results.
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Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:

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//Visual
colour: medium ruby color
clarity: hazy garnet shades

compound
//Olfactory

intensity: powerful & clean
fruit profile: red fruits
__red fruits: cranberry | sour cherry | red currant | red cherry | pomegranate
fruit character: underripe & ripe

//Flavor
non fruit: herbal | spice | oak | savory | earthy
__herbal: dried leaves
__spice: red pepper | nutmeg
__oak: sun-dried oakwood | cherry tree bark
__savory: brown olive | iron | leather
__earthy: brown soil | clay | forest floor | mushroom
primary layer: earthy

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//Palate
sweetness: bone dry
acidity: high
alcohol: high
tannin: medium+
__grip: firm
balance: good
__dominant: alcohol
body: firm | medium+

//Taste
fruit profile: red fruits
fruit character: underripe
non fruit: spice & oak
finish: medium+
aftertaste: bitter-seedy

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//Scoring
DOMENIILE FRANCO-ROMANE | Vigneron | Pinot Noir | 2018

variety: pinot noir
country: Romania
region: Dealu Mare
rating: 92.9

//Conclusion
maturity: developing | age for 3 to 5 years
verdict: great | a must try wine
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96x96This is definitely a great wine of Romania and, with a total of 92.9 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 pinot noir wine: fruity-savory, seedy and slightly astringent – a wine that is still developing, thus one that requires up to 5 more years of bottle ageing. It tastes firm and grippy, with a mixture of red fruits and herbaceous notes in the foreground, supported by nuanced and at the same time delicate earthy-savory flavours in the background. The wine feels noble and a bit angular, with green and grippy tannins, crisp acidity and an overwhelming alcoholic warmth on the mouthfeel, which leads to a bitter-seedy finale. This is a wine that in its current state lacks a bit of harmony and finesse on the palate, with some sharp edges that will only round up with time spent in the bottle. All in all, this is a quite typical pinot noir wine from a warm climate, a wine that holds promises of future elegance and one that has a very good ageing potential, therefore it will definitely improve with time. Cheers!

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