Intreaga gama a vinurilor Dagon a fost prezenta in degustarea oenologului Mark Haisma din 12 Ianuarie 2017 care a avut loc la Vinoteca Soho. Blogger-ul David Crossley a consemnat in detaliu:
Dagon Clan is a collaborative venture between a local family and Mark Haisma, who makes the wines here. These are Romania’s most famous vineyards, Dealu Mare, on the lower curve of the Carpathians, directly north of Bucharest. There are both traditional grapes with a long history, and Western European varieties, some of which blend well together.
The wines include a crisp, dry, white, an off-dry white, a pink and a red. The dry white, based on Feteasca Alba, is very good. Bottled about four months ago, it is very fresh and lively. The rosé deserves a mention. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Syrah, it is pale, dry and fruity. The off-dry white is also fresh. The style perhaps might not appeal to the wine buff, but it should appeal massively to many novices, although that’s to do it a disservice. The star, for me, is the red. It blends Feteasca Negra with Pinot Noir (which has been present in Romania for a very long time), and it is indeed a fortuitous blend which works very well. The blend is 60:40, and it is oak aged (about 30% new oak). The 2015 is bright and elegant with good fruit and acidity, even for a vintage which was as hot in Romania, as in much of Europe. The 2014 had the advantage of an extra year in bottle and showed nice richness, though the ’15 had deeper fruit.
These are well priced artisanal wines, made with lower yields by a highly skilled winemaker at the top of his game, and they are made in a style intended to appeal to Western palates.
They are clean and well made, and just a little bit different. They help show the enormous potential of Romania, where there is a vast, untapped, supply of good vine material and excellent terroir, which Mark is helping to highlight.
Dagon Clan are available in the UK via Wanderlust wines for between £10-£15.[spacer top=”60px”][/spacer] [carousel_single] [carousel_item]