Livia Sarba 2013, Cotesti

Other White Other White
Romania, World

$12.75 (396424)

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April 04, 2015
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Critic Reviews (3)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Sarva is a recently developed Romanian grape varietal crossing Tamaioasa Romaneasca and Riesling. Pretty and spicy...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Open, fresh, fragrant and very floral, Sarba is a recent crossing of the aromatic parents riesling and tamaioasa...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Romania's Girboiu produces a wide variety of wines and the Livia range is the "true value." The name is from the...

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

This Romanian Şarbă -- an intriguing varietal produced in the 1970s by crossing Riesling and the indigenous Tămâioasă Românească -- is very much like a light Gewürztraminer, with pronounced lychee and floral (rose, in particular) notes, but with a cutting, refreshing lemon citrus-mineral streak that almost seems like Greek Assyrtiko, as well as pepper bringing a touch of spice. There's not much in the way of depth or length, and there's a mildly bitter pithy note on the finish, but it's quite tasty overall, the elements holding together nicely, and it's a great value.

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