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NV Murfatlar Lacrima lui Ovidiu 5 Red, Romania

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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $14

Award Organization Award Year Result
Vinalies Internationales 2012 Argent

Price History for NV Murfatlar Lacrima lui Ovidiu 5 Red, Romania
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Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, the star grapes of Bordeaux and Burgundy respectively, might seem an unlikely pair, being so entirely different. They are, however, used together in a surprising number of modern red wines, mostly those produced in the Americas. The earthier, blackcurrant aromas of Cabernet Sauvignon theoretically meld well with the undergrowth and cherry characters of a good Pinot Noir – the reason that so little of this combination is made may well be because both varieties make such excellent wines their own right and in their own, very different, styles.


  • 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.

  • '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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