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Fetească Albă: the Eastern European grape that means “white young girl”

...according to Wine Grapes. Originally, I wanted something slutty and decadently atypical like the strawberry jam that is the Meiomi Pinot Noir. I'm ditching a warm mouth blanket for what could possibly be an angular wine, but really, my motivation is that I want to spend $13 instead of $30. Also: diving into the alcoholic unknown. Yes. My books tell me that Fetească Albă probably originated in the historic region of Moldavia; that it produces small, thin-skinned berries; and that it produces wines that are soft, with Muscat-like aromas of apricots, peaches, and spice. It's mostly grown in eastern Europe, producing wines that can lack character. Romania, where this particular wine is from, has two different varieties of Fetească: Albă (e.g. this wine)...

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