Alira, Tribes Cuvée, 2015, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot, ABV 13.5%
Alira Tribes is the only Kosher wine Romania currently produced and one of the few wines made like this by the local producers. The wine is based on a traditional winemaking style, in which only Jewish people participated – from the grape harvesting until bottling and labeling – and after which the wine was blessed by the rabbi. In the glass, the wine has a ruby color with violet hues. After tasting it, the has intense aromas of dark chocolate, sage, cinnamon, and cloves, with final notes of cedar and licorice. Being matured in barriques, it is recommended to be decanted for at least half an hour before consumption.
Serving temperature: 16-18°C (61-64°F).
Food pairing: beef Stroganoff, goulash, traditional Jewish red meat dishes, or with any food you like.