CHÂTEAU VARTELY | Malbec & Syrah Rosé | 2014
malbec | syrah


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We will continue to review Wine of Moldova for the time being, with one more rosé wine from the new wave of fresh wines, released on the market this summer. This is a quite different rosé compared to previous ones, because it contains neither cabernet sauvignon, nor merlot grapes, instead it is made from malbec and syrah varieties – quite an unusual approach for a rosé wine from Moldova. The wine that we’ve selected for tonight’s tasting is Malbec & Syrah Rosé 2014 from Château Vartely.

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


The wine has a pure peach color – very bright and transparent – with the rim-color of a clear pearl shade.


The nose is strong and quite sharp, with no signs of wine faults. The first nose brings very clear notes of sweet fruits – strawberry, nectarine, raspberry, white cherry, red grapefruit, red apple, red gooseberry, red mirabelle and some nuanced chalkstone notes – it smells of a deep summer, somewhere in the countryside.


The wine is dry, with just some hints of residual sugar. It has moderate alcohol level and high acidity, which makes it taste crisp and bittersweet. Along with medium tannin level, the wine tastes lean, rich and elegant. The overall balance is good – the wine is light and refreshing – this is a fruit-forward rosé wine with a nuanced, a bit sharp, profile – delicious and fresh.


The wine has a long finish, with a velvety, a bit zesty, aftertaste and persistent acidity – this is a fine summer wine indeed.

chartsThis is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 89.4 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 here that we did really enjoyed this one – the blend is well balanced, the varieties that make the blend are wisely chosen, with nuanced individuality and character. Overall the wine feels very light, fresh and crisp – it has a nuanced, fruit-driven profile – you can really smell the summer in the glass. This is exactly why we love wines after all – they give us the chance to drift away from our everyday life, somewhere back in time, to those days when summer was a season long holiday.

WineStatistics tasting results:

Malbec & Syrah Rosé | 2014

grape: | malbec | syrah |

region: Moldova | Valul lui Traian

overall rating: | 89.4 |

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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