A smoky, characterful and quite distinctive Romanian red.
Feteasca Negra is a variety native to Romania and, in the right hands, leads to some excellent wines. The winemaker, Frenchman Denis Thomas, describes this as being like pinot noir crossed with syrah. It has a deep plummy colour with a rich, ripe earthy and gamey quality. It's a very mouthfilling and rewarding experience, certainly one of a kind but in a really good way.