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We are still on the Wine of Moldova wave and this time we’ve decided to step on the sacred ground of viticulture – pinot noir. There are some winemakers in Moldova, not too many, brave enough to accept the challenge and test their skills on this very delicate grape variety. The wine we’ve chosen this time – Pinot Noir 2011 from Crescendo.
Let’s take a deeper look at the tasting notes and the wine’s review statistics:
The wine has a genuine ruby color, very light and transparent, with the rim-color on the copper side of the spectrum.
The nose is clean and strong with no signs of wine faults. On the first nose there is an avalanche of red fruits – red cherry, pomegranate, red plum and even raspberry, then come the secondary, savory flavors of tomato leaf and some spice.
The wine has a quite complex structure, it is dry – with no signs of residual sugar left, with high alcohol content – which makes it taste a little aggressive, moderate acidity and medium to low tannin. Overall it has a light but sharp, masculine body with quite a fair balance.
The wine has a medium finish, a little less than expected, with a pronounced, astringent aftertaste.
This is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 85.0 points scored it is right there, among the best wines we’ve tasted so far. Please click on the chart icon on the left in order to get to the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines we’ve tasted to date.
Last but not least, this is a pinot noir wine after all, a wine variety that is very difficult to grow and manage, a grape susceptible to weather, diseases and post processing, but, if managed properly, it will be an expression of terroir itself. We definitely have it here, a wine good enough on it’s debut vintage, with clear future potential and early signs of what Moldova’s terroir tastes like.
WineStatistics tasting results:
Pinot Noir | 2011
grape: | pinot noir |
overall rating: | 85.0 |
conclusion: fine | highly recommended
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