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Unfortunately for Romania, as with Hungary and the former Czechoslovakia, they were under the rule of the Soviet Union during a time in the 1950s when the rest of the world was really getting into wine. So, while Romania’s history of wine dwarfs that of France and Italy, they have a lot of catching up to do in making a name for themselves on the world wine scene.
Jidvei is situated in a mountainous territory sprinkled with valleys, with a climate similar to the Alsace region. Thus, it has great success with Alsatian grapes – namely, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer. The cooler climate and rocky soils of Jidvei combine to make the perfect blend of land and air to grow Riesling, as this lovely selection will attest.
Riesling is one of the greatest grapes there is, when it comes to wine. It can grow almost anywhere and make an acceptable wine. But in rocky and stony soils where the vines have to work for their food, the wines can be other-worldly. Such is the case here.
Needless to say, we were flabbergasted at this wine. The perfume, peach and apricot aromas emanate from the bottle before the wine is even poured. The flavors are perfectly balanced with the aromas as they come on in wave after wave of fruit, herbs and even hints of the rocky soil in which the grapes were grown. A great tribute to a great grape.