Monday, September 26, 2005

Legacy Muscat Ottonel, Romania

A syrupy and very enjoyable sweet wine.

Technical Data:The Murfatlar vineyards in Romania have long been producing wines that surpass the expectations of even the most demanding wine enthusiasts. This white Muscat grape variety is left to ripen for longer periods of time, leaving more residual sugar and making this a great table wine.

Description:Straw yellow color. Very aromatic, nicely fruity and sweet, with appealing candied apricot, peach and grape flavors and a soft, smooth texture.

Food Pairing & Service:Deliciously sweet try it with light desserts, chocolate or fruits, could be also nice with Foie gras.


Suggested Retail Price:$6.99


  1. This is indeed some very sweet wine, perfect when served slightly chilled on a midsummer night! :)

  2. Could you please tell me what the shelf life of the Murfatlar Muscat Ottonel.
    The label is 1997. Someone brought this back for me from Romania and I said I wouldn't drink it until she came and tried it with me. I'm wondering if it is still okay?

  3. Hi Thea,

    From what i know about this wine, it has an average long life, usually about 10 years without problem because of the residual sugar inside ( its sweet taste mean it has a lot of residual sugar).
    If it is a 1997, I would drink it very soon, depending of the conditions in which you kept it ( variations of temperature or not, lay down or not, humidity...) it might be either way still good or passed, but anyway don't think about keeping it more than 10 years.

    I Hope to have answered your question, cheers,