- Romania and Moldova
A rare grape for the curious wine drinker which has great potential to produce high quality wines.
HOW TO SERVE
- Decant: 30 minutes
- Serve at: 14 – 16 °C (57 – 61 °F)
- Universal red wine glass
FOOD & CHEESE
- Roasted beef, lamb, duck, polenta, mashed potatoes, sauces with balsamic vinegar and garlic
- Camembert, Brie
Feteasca Neagra is a grape that has originated in Romania and Moldova and today is still primarily grown in these two countries. It also goes under the names Pasareasca Neagra, Coada Randunicii or sometimes Black Maiden, the latter being the actual translation from Romanian.
Feteasca Neagra is a grape that has the ability to produce really good wines with notes of plum, blackberries, vanilla, cinnamon and pepper that are well balanced and can age well.
The vines are late ripening and are relatively easy to grow as they are resistant to drought and winter frost. The bunches are small with medium sized grapes that have thick skins and can reach high levels of sugar and acidity, giving the wine a good tannic profile and body.
Feteasca Neagra can be produced both as a varietal wine or blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Pinot Noir and besides red wines it can also produce really nice rosés.
Castel Mimi Grande Reserve
Feteasca Neagra, 2019
- Country and region: Moldova, Codru
- Producer: Castel Mimi
- Blend: 100% Feteasca Neagra
- Alcohol content: 14%
- Tasting notes: black currant, cherries, chocolate, oak, spice, pepper, medium to full body, acidic with a good amount of tannin