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We continue with Wine of Moldova and we still keep the rosé wine theme – that delicious, light and refreshing wine style that is growing in popularity with each passing season. The wine that we’ve selected today is one of those that, when spotted, one has more questions than answer – Solaricco Rosé from Kvint. Well let’s face it, how many times we’ve seen this wine on the store shelves, let alone taste it, so here’s our try.
Let’s take a deeper look at the tasting notes and the wine’s review statistics:
The wine has a clear rose color – bright and transparent – with the rim-color of a pale rosy shade.
The nose is rich, with no signs of wine faults. The first nose brings sharp notes of sweet fruits and fruit jam – peonies, roses, raspberry, red apple, roses jam and raspberry jam.
The wine is medium-dry, with hints of residual sugar. The alcohol level is higher than desired from a rosé wine, which makes the wine taste bitter-seedy and a little aggressive. Moderate acidity and soft tannin makes it taste flabby, rough and tight, with fair overall balance. The wine is quite opulent and a little angular towards the middle of the palate.
The wine has a medium finish with a balanced aftertaste, that reminds you of deep summer days somewhere far away from those daily urban landscapes.
This is definitely a good Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 84.7 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, we would like to highlight that this is, on our memory, the only quality rosé wine in Moldova made of solaris and viorica grape varieties. While viorica grapes are widely used in production of table wines in Moldova , solaris grape, on it’s part, is quite rare in this part of the world. It is also true that we were intrigued by the unknown factor of this wine more than by it’s olfactory-gustatory qualities, but how could we not be – how many times one gets the opportunity to taste a quality wine from the area more famous for it’s distilleries.
WineStatistics tasting results:
Solaricco Rosé | #
overall rating: | 84.7 |
conclusion: good | recommended
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