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NV Murfatlar Lacrima lui Ovidiu 5 White, Romania

NV   2000
Wine Notes

Grape Variety

Rare White Blend is a term Wine-Searcher uses to group together white wines made from uncommon or unusual grape variety blends (see also Rare Red Blend). The category also provides a convenient home for wines whose blend is either unknown or not published by the winery.

There is no particular pattern or formula for establishing which grape varieties will features in these rare blends, nor the proportions in which they will be used. Some will consist of just two components, others may contain ten or more.

Unlike the Champagne Blend and Bordeaux Blend, which draw from a relatively narrow selection of potential grape varieties, the Rare White Blend is – almost by definition – relatively complex. A classic example is the sparkling wine ...more


Region
  • Romania, a mid-sized country between Hungary and the Black Sea, finds itself at the geographical crossroads between Central Europe and South-eastern Europe. With Ukraine to the north and Bulgaria to the south, there is little doubt that Romania is a country with Slavic influences, yet the very name Romania (sometimes spelled Roumania or Rumania) betrays a significant Roman element in the country's history. This Latin tint dates back to the first century AD, when Emperor Trajan annexed this area to the Roman Empire, then at its peak. Even the Romanian language, like French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, is of Latin derivation.

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  • 'Rest of World' is a phrase rapidly becoming less and less meaningful (and less easily definable) with each year that passes in the modern wine world. Wine is now produced in more and more regions all over the world, and production volumes in established stalwarts such as France, Italy, Spain and Germany are steadily reducing. Long-dormant vineyard zones are being revived (in Georgia, for example) and new wine-bearing terroirs are being sought out in locations as far-flung as...more


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