Equivalent Bottle Price £18.99
The anniversary of 555 years since the city of Bucharest was first mentioned in a written document that was signed by Vlad the Impaler, the Romanian king who later became known as Dracula.
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 colour 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.
Intense red color wine, it has an unique character of dry plums, wild berries and a bouquet of spice, with vanilla hints coming from its ageing in Romanian oak. Velvety texture and well balanced with round tannins, silky on the palate; long, smooth finish.