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We continue to review Wine of Moldova, but we change the vector again, this time towards the white wine theme, and because the summer is in full swing, why not try some sauvignon blanc. The wine that we’ve selected for today’s tasting is growing in popularity with each passing day, so we’ve decided to give it a go as long as it is still young and
beautiful fresh – Sauvignon de Purcari 2014 from Chateau Purcari.
Let’s take a deeper look at the tasting notes and the wine’s review statistics:
The wine has a pure white-green color, with a transparent yellow-white rim-color.
The nose is strong, with no signs of wine faults. The first nose is amazingly intense and it brings notes of sweet fruits mixed with some citrus and some savory notes – sweet melon, green pear, cucumber, quince, pineapple, apricot, kiwi, gooseberry, green bean, straw grass and a hint of lemon. This wine smells of pure summer delight, with an amazingly fruit-flavored profile.
The wine is dry, with no hints of residual sugar. It has moderate alcohol level and very high acidity, which makes the wine taste a bit tart, a bit sharp, but crisp, fruity and refreshing. The wine also has dry tannin, which makes it taste a bit bitter, but quite refined and elegant. The overall balance is good, it resembles a well made new-world sauvignon blanc, with a nuanced, rich and delicious profile.
The wine has a long finish and a velvety, just a bit tart and a bit bitter aftertaste, but here’s a hint for this summer – pair every sip of this wine with a bite of a fresh apricot and you’ll feel some magic in your mouth – the acidity in the wine is neutralized perfectly by the sweetness of the peach.
This is definitely a great Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 90.0 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, let’s find out how is this wine appreciated outside of Moldova‘s borders. It has been awarded a bronze medal at Decanter World Wine Awards, then another bronze medal at International Wine & Spirit Competition, and, the cherry on the cake – a gold medal at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles – those are three of the most influential wine tasting competition in the world of wine. This is a great achievement for a Wine of Moldova and one we all can be proud of. In conclusion we can state one thing and one thing only – keep calm and drink Wine of Moldova.
WineStatistics tasting results:
Sauvignon de Purcari | 2014
grape: | sauvignon blanc |
overall rating: | 90.0 |
conclusion: great | a must try
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