CRAMA BAUER | Ceva Nou | 2020
cramposie aromata

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Today we are going to review a very special and, dare we say, unique wine – a single-varietal cramposie aromata wine – Ceva Nou 2020 by Crama Bauer. The grapes are sourced from the famous Dragasani region in eastern Oltenia, while the grape variety is a scarcity even in Romania. Cramposie Aromata is a very rare grape variety, conceived at S.C.D.V.V. (Statiunea de Cercetare si Dezvoltare pentru Viticultura si Vinificatie) – a crossing between cramposie (a very old variety that dates back to pre-Roman Empire days, when the region between the Danube and the Carpathian Mountains was inhabited by the Dacians – it is one of the very few dacian varieties that have survived to present days) and a member of muscat family (muscat variety most probably originated in Ancient Greece, later adopted by the romans and spread throughout the Roman Empire – cultivated for at least two millennia in Romania), that combines the best of the two varieties: the acidity and freshness of cramposie and the intensity and aromatics of muscat. This particular wine has been macerated in contact with skins and seeds for 6 days, then aged on fine lees and produced in a limited edition of only 5340 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: pale straw-white color
clarity: clear yellowish hues

compound
//Olfactory
intensity: powerful & citrusy
fruit profile: green fruits | citrus fruits
__green fruits: gooseberry | green pear | wild apple | wild pear | asian pear
__citrus fruits: lemon | lime | bergamot | kiwi
fruit character: ripe & overripe

//Flavor
non fruit: floral | vegetal | sweet
__floral: marguerite daisy | acacia flowers | jasmine
__vegetal: nettle | currant leaf | straw grass | lemongrass
__sweet: pear candy
primary layer: fruityherbaceous

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

//Taste
fruit profile: green fruits & citrus fruits
fruit character: ripe & underripe
non fruit: floral & vegetal
finish: medium-
aftertaste: crisp & seedy

rate
//Scoring
CRAMA BAUER | Ceva Nou | 2020
variety: cramposie aromata
country: Romania
region: Oltenia | Dragasani
rating: 92.4

//Conclusion
maturity: in its prime | drink now or by the end of year
verdict: fine | highly recommended
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96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Romania and with a total of 92.4 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 cramposie aromata wine that is right there, at the peak of its form: refreshingly crisp, zesty and seedy-green. It feels fresh, citrusy-vegetal and light, with mouth-watering acidity and a touch of alcoholic warmth showing through on the mouthfeel. The wine has a medium- body and a green accent on the palate, with a pronounced crispy-green finale. The nose is dominated by citrus fruits and vegetal notes, with some subtle but very appealing floral hints in the background. Overall the wine feels lean, nicely balanced and well structured, with an extremely appealing palate – a wine that is very close in style to a cool climate sauvignon blanc, but with an additional layer of floral notes in the background. We would recommend to drink this wine today, as long as it’s still young and beautiful, in order to enjoy it at its finest, as this is a rare find – a wine that will pair amazingly well with any citrus-based salads. Just get one and enjoy it!

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