CRAMA PURCARI | Sauvignon Blanc | 2013
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CRAMA_PURCARI_Sauvignon_Blanc_2013

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We continue to review Wine of Moldova and we think that it’s time for some white wine. It was a hard task to chose one, but we did it and here it is – Sauvignon Blanc 2013 from Crama Purcari. It is a small winemaker that is not yet well known, but one that already has a reputation of producing fresh and crisp young white wine. So, let’s take a look at what it has to offer.

Let’s take a deeper look at the tasting notes and the wine’s review statistics:

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Visual
The wine has a bright and clear yellow color, with a translucent white rim-color.

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Olfactory

The nose is rich with no signs of wine faults. The first nose is sharp and it brings notes of citrus fruits mixed with some green sweet fruits – green pear, quince, lemon, lime, mandarin orange, grapefruit and a clear odor of straw grass.

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Gustatory

The wine is medium dry with some hints of sweetness, moderate alcohol and high to medium acidity. Even thou the tannin level is medium dry, there’s quite an amount of bitterness. The overall balance is fair to good – it’s the sharpness and the bitterness that dominates the palate. If we were to chose one word to describe it, this would be ‘angular’.

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Aftertaste

The wine has a medium-long finish with a balanced, bitter-tart sharp aftertaste. It is not as pleasant or refreshing as expected.

chartsThis is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 86.9 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, we would like to highlight the real potential of small winemakers from Moldova, who really push hard to come out on the market with a wine that could not only stand tall to the pretentious consumer’s demands, but also show clear signs of origin – the ‘terroir‘ as we may call it. We admit that it may not always be a top wine, or a representative of a classic variety, but the first steps are made, and the results are encouragingly positive.

WineStatistics tasting results:

CRAMA PURCARI
Sauvignon Blanc | 2013

grape: | sauvignon blanc |

region: Moldova | Stefan-Voda

overall rating: | 86.9 |

conclusion: fine | highly recommended

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(c) The WineStatistics ratings are based solely on our own knowledge of the world of wine and on our personal wine tastes, which may, or may not, differ from yours – the reader. There are no absolutes of right and wrong in wine appreciation.

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