Busuioacă de Bohotin (Basil of Bohotin) is a variety planted in a small limited area, around the remote village of Bohotin in the east side of Romania.
The uniqueness of this Romanian variety is that it gives birth to a pure rose wine. Its wine-making style implies a long maceration on the violet skin of the grape.
Busuioacă de Bohotin produces a wide range of high quality wines, from mostly sweet and medium-sweet to dry and sparkling, with a good level of acidity for a wonderful and surprising balance.
The main taste is rose petals and basil (where the name comes from) with shades of honey, strawberries and wild forest strawberries.
The sweet Busuioacă wine its a dessert itself. The medium-sweet and dry wine goes well with light meals like chicken, turkey or fish, slightly spicy and seasoned.
The grapes are purple colored and they ripen at the beginning of October. Grape production obtained from this variety is an average of 6-8 t/ha. At full ripening, the variety accumulates 250-270 g/l sugars and 7.2 g/l H2SO4 for acidity.
Serving temperature is 8°C to 10°C.
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