Babească Neagră is an ancient grape variety whose history is lost in the dacian period, more than 2000 years ago. The name suggests the old superstitions and remedies from immemorial times. At the beginning of 17’Th century the red wine of Nicorești area (east part of Romania, considered the birthplace of this grape) from Babească Neagră variety, was praised by Richelieu, the French cardinal.
The wine is light and acid, it’s suitable also for sparkling or to be drunk in the firs year after harvest.
The wine from Babească Neagră should be drunk in his “young” period in order to enjoy the fresh taste of the grapes completed with a medium plus acidity which complement the intense and fresh taste which is not so common for a red wine.
It gets in average 180 grams/ liter of sugar and can go up to 230 grams/ liter when it is late harvested.
Usually the wine has a ruby color, intense fruity flavors and light to medium body, high acidity and a tonic sense for the aftertaste.
It is common to have aromas of red fruits like sour cherries and plums, completed by flowers.
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