Its genesis is lost in the mists of time, but the conclusion seems certain – this variety is native to today’s Moldova, in Romania. Feteasca neagra produces quality and distinctive wines in all Romanian wine growing regions. It has a medium red colour, with ruby shades in the early days and with dried plum and cherry flavours and vegetal notes, sometimes mixed with pepper or tobacco. Rarely, in more favourable climates (such as Dealu Mare, recently) and years, it produces more full-bodied wines. As a rule, it ages well over five-seven years, and sometimes more. According to the data I could find, only about 3,000 hectares of this variety are cultivated in our country.
source: Cezar Ioan – Connaisseur fara ifose