- Variety: 100% Feteascǎ Neagrǎ
- Appelation: DOC-CMD Dealu Mare
- Vintage: 2014
- Yield: 7000 kg/ha
- Oak aging: 8 months
- Alcohol content (vol%): 14.5
Fetească Neagră (or Black Maiden in English) is an old native variety that originates from Moldova and Muntenia and again is capable of producing some great wines of deep color although the vine needs constant care.
The later the grapes are picked the better the results and a constant trimming programme to arrest the vigour produce excellent results. Fetească Neagră is a bramble fruited red with hints of soft cherry. It can vary greatly depending on terroir and oak influence, some can be earthy while others can boast flavours of cappuccino and vanilla.
WINE MAKING PROCESS:
Grapes harvested manually from plantations established in 2003-2004, in third top of the slope, the slope of 25-40%, with southern exposure. 40% of the amount was vinified in concrete pots, then this amount being matured for eight months in French wooden barrels of 1-3 years, the other amount was matured in stainless steel tanks. Assembly was made after maturation.
Clear, intense red with violet hues, intense spices aromas (black pepper), vanilla and notes of guince and ripe red fruits. Dry, full-bodied and well-balanced, with soft tannins and aromas of red fruit (blackberries and blueberries), with a persistent finish.
It is reccommended to be served at the temperature of 17-18°C. One may serve it with red meat dishes (lamb, beef, venison), spicy dishes and matured cheese.