VIILE METAMORFOSIS | Via Marchizului | Negru de Dragasani | 2018
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Today we are going to review a single-varietal negru de dragasani wine from the Dealu Mare region in MunteniaVia Marchizului Negru de Dragasani 2018 by Viile Metamorfosis. Negru de Dragasani is an indigenous romanian grape variety, obtained as a hybrid crossing between Negru Vartos and Saperavi varieties in 1993. It has medium vigor and good fertility, resistant to frost and mildew. This particular wine is a tribute to the Marchese Piero Antinori, made of grapes that are grown on marl and clay soil on 270 m altitude. It has been aged for several months in oak barrels and is one of the few single varietal negru de dragasani wines on the market. 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: pale to medium garnet
clarity: hazy garnet shades

compound
//Olfactory

intensity: rich & clean
fruit profile: red fruits
__red fruits: sour cherry | red currant | red plum | wolfberry
fruit character: ripe

//Flavor
non fruit: herbaceous | spice | oak | savory | earthy
__herbaceous: wormwood | red bell pepper
__spice: red pepper
__oak: cherry tree wood
__savory: brown olive | hints of leather
__earthy: soil dust | clay | loam
primary layer: savory

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//Palate
sweetness: bone dry
acidity: high
alcohol: high
tannin: high
__grip: fine
balance: good
__dominant: alcohol
body: supple & round | full body

//Taste
fruit profile: red fruits
fruit character: ripe
non fruit: spice
finish: medium
aftertaste: crisp

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//Scoring
VIILE METAMORFOSIS | Via Marchizului | Negru de Dragasani | 2018

variety: negru de dragasani
country: Romania
region: Dealu Mare
rating: 92.9

//Conclusion
maturity: in its prime | can age for 2-3 years
verdict: fine | highly recommended
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96x96This is definitely a fine 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 and delicate wine indeed: fruity-savory, velvety and rustic – a wine that is right there, at the summit of its prime form, yet one that can age for another 2 or 3 years. It feels supple, crisp and round, with a firm body that is formed by mouth-watering acidity, grippy tannins and just a touch of alcoholic warmth on the mouthfeel. This is a wine that does not lack neither body nor structure, as it has a quite ripe and complex palate, with an appealing, seedy-crisp aftertaste – a fine example of how a terrior-driven wine can be crafted using tradition and technology. On the nose the wine displays a nuanced, fruity-savory foreground, followed by an earthy-herbaceous background and a layer of spice in between. This is a wine that impressed us from the first sip and it definitely has its own place in our hearts now.

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