AVINCIS | Cramposie Selectionata | 2020
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AVINCIS_CramposieSelectionata_2020

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Today we are also going to review another single-varietal, indigenous romanian wine, but this time from the famous Dragasani region in Oltenia Cramposie Selectionata 2020 by Avincis. Cramposie Selectionata (also known as Carloganca) is a very old grape variety that dates back to pre-Roman Empire days, when the region between the Danube river and the Carpathian Mountains was inhabited by the Dacians – it is one of the very few dacian varieties that have survived to present days. Being an autosterile variety (whose flowers cannot bear fruit by their own pollen), it used to be cultivated alongside the Gordan variety, which was a good natural pollinator. To eliminate the phenomenon of sterility in Cramposie, a group of researchers from Dragasani, led by Doctor Mircea Marculescu, created the Cramposie Selectionata variety by direct sexed hybridization between Cramposie and Gordan varieties. The grapes for this particular wine were sourced from Vila Dobrusa vineyards. But enough with all that theory, 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: straw-yellow color
clarity: pale yellow hues

compound
//Olfactory
intensity: powerful & herbaceous
fruit profile: green fruits | citrus fruits | stone fruits
__green fruits: green pear | green apple | wild pear | gooseberry
__citrus fruits: lemon | green pomelo
__stone fruits: green apricot | yellow mirabelle
fruit character: ripe

//Flavor
non fruit: floral | herbal | other
__floral: elderflower | marguerite daisy
__herbal: straw grass | hay | meadow | nettle | currant leaf
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other: flint | chalk | lemon peel
primary layer: fruityherbaceous

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

//Taste
fruit profile: green fruits | citrus fruits
fruit character: underripe
non fruit: floral | herbaceous
finish: medium
aftertaste: bitter-crisp

rate
//Scoring
AVINCIS | Cramposie Selectionata | 2020
variety: cramposie selectionata
country: Romania | Oltenia
region: Dragasani
rating: 92.2

//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 92.2 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 fine cramposie selectionata wine that is right there, at the peak of its form: lean, supple and crisp. It feels fresh, citrusy-herbaceous and slightly bitter, with nuanced acidity and quite a touch of alcoholic warmth that is showing through on the mouthfeel. The wine has a medium- body and a green phenolic accent on the palate, all of which leads to a pronounced bitter-crisp aftertaste. On the nose the wine delivers ripe green & citrus fruits in the foreground, supported by a very nuanced and appealing herbaceous background. All in all, this is a nicely structured and well balanced cramposie selectionata wine that maybe lacks just a bit of finesse on the palate. Our recommendation is to drink this wine today, as long as it is still young and beautiful in order to enjoy it at its finest, as this is a fine wine indeed. Cheers!

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