CRAMA BAUER | Feteasca Alba | 2019
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Tonight we are going to review a wine that conquered our hearts from the first sip – a single-varietal feteasca alba wine from the Dealurile Transilvaniei region in RomaniaFeteasca Alba 2019 by Crama Bauer. Feteasca Alba is an old, indigenous romanian variety, that dates back for almost two thousand years – a variety that is little known outside of Romania and Moldova. Feteasca Alba wines stand out from the crowd mostly due to their delicate balance and elegance on the palate. There is a rising demand for feteasca alba wines both, on the local market as well as on the international markets and many experts name this variety as one of the visit cards of romanian wines. This particular wine has been made by respecting the fruit that nature has to offer, with minimum intervention in the winery, fermented only on wild yeats, with extended sur lie ageing, unblended and unoaked – it represent the purity of the fruit and the footprint of the transilvanian hills. Needless to mention that it is produced in a very limited edition of only 2800 bottles. That said and without further ado, let’s move on straight to our 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
color: straw yellow color
clarity: pastel yellow hues

compound
//Olfactory
intensity: rich & citrusy
fruit profile: green fruits | citrus fruits
__green fruits: green pear | wild apple | gooseberry | wild pear
__citrus fruits: lemon | lime | tangerine | white grapefruit | orange
fruit character: ripe

//Flavor
non fruit: floral | herbal | sweet
__floral: acacia blossom
__herbal: fresh cut grass
__sweet: pear candy | lemon candy
primary layer: fruit

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//Palate
sweetness: dry
acidity: high
alcohol: medium+
tannin: low
__grip: green
balance: good
__dominant: none
body: supple & lean | medium

//Taste
fruit profile: green fruits & citrus fruits
fruit character: underripe
non fruit: floral & sweet
finish: medium+
aftertaste: crisp

rate
//Scoring
CRAMA BAUER | Feteasca Alba | 2019
variety: feteasca alba
country: Romania
region: Dealurile Transilvaniei
rating: 91.9

//Conclusion
maturity: in its prime | drink now
verdict: fine | highly recommended
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96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Romania and with a total of 91.9 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 feteasca alba wine: supple and lean, a wine that is right there, at the apogée, thus we would highly recommend to drink it tonight or in the next 9-12 months. It feels round, lush and zesty, with crisp acidity and a touch of alcoholic warmth on the mouthfeel. This a well structured and meallow feteasca alba wine, with a medium body and a very appealing, crisp finale – a wine with a very nuanced, citrusy-refreshing profile and some nuanced, floral-herbaceous hints in the background. In order to highlight the smooth and lush character of the wine and underline those subtle terroir notes, we would recommend to pair it with seafood dishes, like for example some roasted cod with citrus dressing. Enjoy!

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