CHI | Vintage | Merlot Rosé | 2013


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We are back to Wine of Moldova theme, and we’ve decided that it is time for some rosé wine. It’s the most trending wine style on the market today – light, delicate and quite delicious, so why not dig deeper on this site. And because this is an in demand wine style, there are a multitude of rosé wines on offer, which makes it pretty hard to choose one from, so here is what we’ve chosen – Chi Vintage Merlot Rosé 2013 from Cimislia Wineries.

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


The wine has a clear pink color – bright and transparent – with the rim-color of a pale salmon pink shade.


The nose is rich and insistent, with no signs of wine faults. The first nose brings clear and delicate notes of sour fruits – underripe strawberry, wolfberry, grapefruit and pomelo, all of this mixed with elegant notes of mirabelle prune, yellow bell pepper and roses.


The wine is medium-dry, with some hints of residual sugar and moderate alcohol level, which makes the wine taste light and refreshing. High acidity and medium tannin brings crispness to the body, with its zesty-bitter hints. The overall balance is good, where acidity is the dominant element, but it is in no way aggressive nor insistent.


The wine has a medium-plus finish with a velvety aftertaste that reminds you of green strawberries and roses jam, which is very popular in the countrysides of Moldova.

chartsThis is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 87.7 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 wine has been already awarded a bronze medal by Challenge International du Vin – one of the top 5 wine-tasting competitions of the world, and this is proof of the fact that rosé wines in Moldova are growing in both, quality and popularity. We also couldn’t miss out on the fact that this is a single variety rosé wine, made completely of merlot grapes, a path chosen by more and more winemakers with each passing day, and we see the reason why – merlot, if harvested and processed with care, can result in very rich and aromatic rosé wines, with body and texture similar to those of blended rosé, which are more expensive and a lot more difficult to produce. This is a kind of win-win situation, as we – the consumers, can enjoy delicate rosé wines at a very attractive price, while at the same time, they – the winemakers, can sell more while spending less.

WineStatistics tasting results:

Vintage | Merlot Rosé | 2013

grape: | merlot |

region: MoldovaValul lui Traian

overall rating: | 87.7 |

conclusion: fine | highly recommended



(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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