7ARTS | Endorphine | 2018
feteasca neagra | merlot | syrah

7ARTS_Endorphine_2018

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Today we are going to review a remarkable wine blend that comes from the little known Banu Maracine vineyards, situated in the Dealurile Olteniei region – Endorphine 2018 by 7ARTS Winery. This wine is a blend of three grape varieties: feteasca neagra (60%), merlot (30%) and syrah (10%), where feteasca neagra forms the wine’s main body and adds structure, merlot rounds up and smoothens the final blend, while syrah is responsible for color depth and brings more black fruits and spicy notes to the foreground. The winery’s first wine was released on the market in the 7th year after the whole vineyard’s surface was replanted in 2009, hence it’s name – 7ARTS. At 7ARTS all the red wines are aged exclusively in romanian oak, with this particular wine aged for 12 months in new, romanian oak barriques. 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 ruby color
clarity: hazy ruby shades

compound
//Olfactory

intensity: rich & earthy
fruit profile: red fruits | black fruits
__red fruits: red plum | sour cherry | red currant | cranberry
__black fruits: black cherry | blackberry | bramble
fruit character: ripe & overripe

//Flavor
non fruit: spice | oak | earth
__spice: red pepper | black pepper | cloves | allspice
__oak: sun-dried oakwood | tobacco | cherry tree wood
__earth: brown soil | clay | loam | brown olive
primary layer: fruit & earth

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

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

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//Scoring
7ARTS | Endorphine | 2018

variety: feteasca neagra | merlot | syrah
country: Romania | Oltenia
region: Dealurile Olteniei | Banu Maracine
rating: 92.9

//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 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 quite round, supple and plump wine blend, with a nuanced fruity-earthy accent on the palate. It is still developing, hence we would recommend to give it another 2 or 3 more years of bottle ageing, in order to allow it to get closer to its potential. On the nose the wine brings a mixture of ripe and overripe red and black fruits in the foreground, followed by a very nuanced earthy background and an appealing, spicy-oaky layer in between the two. On the palate the wine delivers exuberant acidity, seedy-green tannins and a touch of alcoholic warmth that is showing through on the mouthfeel, which nicely evolves into a seedy-crisp finale. All in all, this is a quite voluptuous, velvety and delicate wine that delivers savoriness with hints of local terroir on the nose and a very fine delicateness on the palate. In order to enhance the wine’s characteristics, we would recommend to pair it with delicate and naturally scented meats, like for example Tournedos Rossini or a peppercorn fillet mignon. Enjoy!

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