The husband is making some Chicken Chasseur tonight, so I decided to open a Romanian 2018 Fetească Neagră, from ASDA Wine Atlas range (£5.25!) We recently really enjoyed the white counterpart, and this is even more enjoyable!
We give it 10/10 on the value for money criterion; medium ruby, the nose has bramble, red plum and ripe cherries, alongside distinct peppery, earthy notes.
The palate bursts with floral notes (violets), ripe cherries and blackcurrants all balanced by good amount of acidity and mellow tannins. Quite a long finish, too. Eminently quaffable, but also interesting and unique – what a find! If you like Cab Franc, Beaujolais, Zweigelt, even Schiava (guilty as charged!) give it a go!
I think it was @NeilS who piqued my curiosity about this one – so thank you! And thank you @winechief, of course!