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Clai Ottocento Crni Natural

Clai
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionIstria and Kvarner
Alcohol Level
Country
Croatia
SubregionIstria and Kvarner
Drinking Window
GrapesCrni
Wine Description:
Clai Ottocento Crni is a captivating red wine. Hailing from Istra, this wine is crafted from grapes grown in exceptional vineyards. The vineyard features contribute to the wine's unique character, with its distinct terroir and favorable climate. The winemaking process is carefully executed, resulting in a wine that beautifully expresses its varietal characteristics. With its elegant style, Clai Ottocento Crni offers a delightful balance of flavors and aromas. Read more
Pros:
  • Rich and complex flavor profile
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Cons:
  • May be too bold and powerful for some palates
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User Rating:

4.2
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Expert Rating:

4.3

Wine Expert Note:

Clai Ottocento Crni is a unique and intriguing wine. This wine is a red blend that originates from the Istria region in Croatia. It is made primarily from the indigenous Crni grape variety, which contributes to its distinct character. On the nose, Clai Ottocento Crni offers a bouquet of ripe dark fruits, such as blackberries and plums, accompanied by hints of spices and earthy undertones. The aromas are rich and inviting, promising a complex and satisfying tasting experience. Upon tasting, this wine reveals a harmonious balance between its fruitiness and its well-integrated tannins. The flavors of black fruits continue to dominate, with additional notes of black pepper and a touch of smokiness. The wine's medium to full body provides a pleasant mouthfeel, while its vibrant acidity adds freshness and liveliness to the overall profile. Clai Ottocento Crni is a wine that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with a variety of dishes. Its versatility allows it to complement grilled meats, hearty stews, or aged cheeses. The wine's structure and depth make it suitable for aging, allowing it to develop further complexity over time. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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