SERVE | Terra Romana | Milenium | 2017
merlot | cabernet sauvignon | feteasca neagra

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Today we are going to review yet another wine blend, but this time from the famous Dealu Mare region in Muntenia – Terra Romana Milenium 2017 by SERVE. This wine is a blend of three grape varieties from Ceptura: merlot (50%), cabernet sauvignon (30%) and feteasca neagra (20%), where cabernet sauvignon forms the wine’s main body and structure, merlot rounds up and smoothens the final blend, while feteasca neagra brings slightly more black fruits and delivers a more refined mid-palate. The wine was conceived as a honest representation of the Ceptura terroir – a wine growing area in Dealu Mare, where in 1993 Count Guy Tyrel de Poix fell in love with an indigenous feteasca neagra wine made by Aurel Rotarescu and decided to extend his wine business, thus founding the S.E.R.V.E. company. But enough theory, 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-deep garnet color
clarity: hazy copper shades on the rim

compound
//Olfactory

intensity: rich & savory
fruit profile: red fruits
__red fruits: sour cherry | red currant | red plum | wolfberry | rose hips
fruit character: underripe & ripe

//Flavor
non fruit: savory | earthy
__savory: iron | veal | capocollo | leather | cured meat | brown olive
__earthy: clay | loam | brown soil | mushroom | turf | compost
primary layer: savory-earthy

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

//Taste
fruit profile: red fruits
fruit character: underripe & ripe
non fruit: savory & earthy
finish: medium
aftertaste: crisp & seedy

rate
//Scoring
SERVE | Terra Romana | Milenium | 2017

variety: merlot | cabernet sauvignon | feteasca neagra
country: Romania | Muntenia
region: Dealu Mare | Ceptura
rating: 91.9

//Conclusion
maturity: developing | age for 2 or 3 more years
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 lean, supple and plump wine blend, with a very delicate and rustic profile. The wine is still developing, therefore we would recommend to give it another 2 or 3 years of bottle ageing in order to allow it to develop further complexity. On the nose it brings a mixture of red fruits and savory notes in the foreground, followed by a very nuanced and delicate, earthy-meaty background and a rustic, leathery layer in between the two. On the palate the wine delivers overwhelming acidity, seedy tannins and a touch of alcoholic warmth showing through on the mouthfeel, which all leads to a quite crisp and slightly seedy aftertaste. All in all, this is a terroir-driven wine blend, with a savory-meaty character that lacks a bit of complexity on the palate – a wine that will pair nicely with any delicate, fat-rich meats (like for example a Black Angus) or some soft cheese. Cheers!

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© The WineStatistics ratings are based solely on our own knowledge of the world of wine and on our personal wine tastes, which may, or may not, differ from yours – the reader. Just remember that there are no absolutes of right and wrong in wine appreciation.

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