Folklore Malanca Babeasca Neagra


Grape: Rara Neagra-Babeasca Neagra

Country: Romania

Region: Nicoresti

Body: Medium

Abv: 14%

Size: 75cl

Babeasca Neagra (aka Rara Neagra) is a popular Romanian-Moldovan grape variety that has reputedly been grown in the region for 2000 years and is very popular with locals. Vinified by father and son Podgoria Nicoresti for the Folklore range, grapes are harvested from vineyards in the region of Nicoresti and aged in oak.

The resulting wine, named 'Malanca' is ruby in appearance, with bright red fruit aromas of cranberry, sour cherry, plum and red currant alongside hints of cinnamon and dried flowers. This falls on to the dry, rounded palate alongside soft tannins balanced with high, fresh acidity.  A good red wine to pair with white meats, try with chicken, turkey, mushroom dishes or aged cheeses. 

Malanca is a very old Romanian tradition from the north of Moldova and Bucovina that takes place on New Year's Eve, consisting of carolers who dress a boy in bridal clothes, called Malanca, and visit all the houses where an unmarried girl lives.

Sub Type: Red
Grape: Babeasca Neagra
Country: Romania
Region: Nicoresti
Tasting Notes:

Bright red fruit aromas of cranberry, sour cherry, plum and red currant alongside hints of cinnamon and dry flower. This falls on to the dry, rounded palate alongside soft tannins balanced with high, fresh acidity.

Appearance: Ruby
Body: Medium
Sweetness: Dry
Blending: Varietal
Oaking: Oaked
ABV: 14%
Vintage: 2020
Vintage Note: From the vintages available you will be delivered the earliest or a mix depending on quantities ordered. Please leave a message in basket if you require a specific vintage
World Type: Old World
Closure: Cork
Wine Size: 75cl
Suitable: N/A
Food Match: Chicken|Turkey|Mushroom|Mature Cheese
Producer: Folklore

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