RASOVA | Nud | 2020
pinot noir | feteasca neagra | syrah | mamaia

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Today we are also going to review a rosé wine from the Colinele Dobrogei wine region in Dobrogea – a wine we were eager to try for a very long time – Nud 2020 by Crama Rasova. This rosé wine is a blend made of four grape varieties: pinot noir, feteasca neagra, syrah and mamaia, and if the former three you might recall easily, the last one might be a mystery to you. Mamaia is a red grape variety that is a cross between merlot and babeasca neagra crossed with muskat-ottonel. That cross was made in Romania in 2016 and the name was given after the famous romanian seaside resort on the Black Sea in Dobrogea. Rosé itself is a bizarre wine category, as it isn’t exactly a red wine nor is it a white wine – it is something in between. The secret to the pinkish hue of the rosé wine is found in the skins of the grapes and more exactly in the anthocyanin pigments. When making a red wine, the skins spend the entire fermentation touching the juice, for rosé however the process is shortened, for example pinot noir usually spends around 4 to 6 hours on the skins to produce its trademark pale salmon hue, while cabernet sauvignon needs only a few minutes to make that rich, deep-pink color. 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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sight
//Visual
color: pastel orange color
clarity: translucent onion hues

compound
//Olfactory
intensity: rich & elegant
fruit profile: red fruits & berry fruits
__red fruits: red currant | sweet cherry | sicilia orange | red mirabelle | nectarine
__berry fruits: cranberry | wolfberry | berberry | raspberry | wildberry
fruit character: ripe

//Flavor
non fruit: other
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other: meadow hints
primary layer: fruit

graph
//Palate
sweetness: dry
acidity: high
alcohol: high
tannin: low
__grip: green
balance: good
__dominant: alcohol
body: supple & lean | medium

//Taste
fruit profile: berry fruits
fruit character: ripe
non fruit: other
finish: medium
aftertaste: crisp

rate
//Scoring
RASOVA | Nud | 2020

variety: pinot noir | feteasca neagra | syrah | mamaia
country: Romania | Dobrogea
region: Colinele Dobrogei
rating: 92.0

//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 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 very fine rosé wine: refreshingly fresh, crisp and extremely appealing – a wine that is right there, at the peak of its form. It feels seedy-crisp, round and supple, with mouth-watering acidity and a touch of alcoholic warmth on the palate. The wine delivers plenty of ripe red and berry fruits in the foreground, with a layer of meadow wilderness in the background. It has a medium body and a slight bitterness on the palate, leading to a seedy-crisp finale. We would recommend to drink this wine today rather than tomorrow, as long as it’s still young and beautiful in order to enjoy it at its finest. All in all, this is one of the best rosé wines we’ve tasted so far – it tastes exactly the way you’d expect: delicious. Cheers!

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