Floarea Feteasca Neagra 2013, Banat, Romania

Country: Romania

Colour / Style: Red

Alternative selection for: Episode 5

As recommended by: Joe Fattorini

The “black maiden” Feteasca Neagra is Moldova’s most prized indigenous red. A sort of hearty Pinot Noir I was once served this in old Tizer bottles in the immediate aftermath of Nicolae Ceaușescu’s rule. Like a rustic Pinot it’s a wine for earthy, savoury flavours, game pie, dark gravy, grilled cheese and roasted veg.