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Lacerta’s new wines

Lacerta launched their new wines today at the Radisson Blu hotel in Bucharest. Mr Walter Friedl introduced the new wines and also made a brief review of last year’s activity and the forecast for this year. Overall the winery has 82 ha and they increased production from 50.000 to 150.000 bottles, estimating EUR 1 Million revenues for 2012. They will also start the export of their wines this year.

They launched many new wines, most of them are mono-varietals:

– 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Reserva aged for 12 months in new French oak: fresh, interesting, lively, balanced and pure grapefruit aftertaste. 14.5% alc

2010 Chardonnay Reserva aged for 12 months in new French oak: fresh, aromas of banana, butter, nice nose. Lively palate, round and slight bitterness in the aftertaste. Nicely balanced. 14.8% alc

–  2011 Rheinriesling: better balance, not the fat wine it was in 2010. Alcohol above 14.5%.

2011 Rose Riviera shows delicate red fruit aromas and can be easily paired with Mediterranean food.

–  2010 Cuvee IX: it no longer contains Shiraz in the blend. The current blend is Cabernet Sauv, Merlot, Feteasca Neagra and Blaufränkisch. The most powerful wine of the reds, already developed on the nose, it shows sweet aromas of red fruits and plum while flavors stay in the mouth long after you sip.

– 2010 Pinot Noir aged for 12 months in oak. A very young wine, elegant, mouth-filling, with intense red fruit aromas and long aftertaste. This can evolve really well in time.

– 2010 Feteasca Neagra aged for 14 months in oak, already developed on the nose, elegant, delicate, balanced, lively and really nice. Everything seems to be well blended even at this stage. Another very interesting Feteasca Neagra I have lately. Again, flavors stay in the mouth long after you take a sip.

2010 Blaufränkisch aged as well for 12 months in oak. A developing sweet nose.

I believe that none of the wines has less than 13.8% alcohol, however they seem to have enough fruit and structure to blend well the alcohol. I particularly enjoyed the Sauvignon Blanc Reserva as it manages to show both freshness and complexity, and the Feteasca Neagra which I believe it has a great drink-ability and intense aftertaste. A few months of bottle age can only make all these wines taste better.

last picture courtesy of Vinul.ro

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