MEZALIMPE | Cabernet-Sauvignon Rosé | 2013
cabernet sauvignon


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We will stick to the Wine of Moldova and the rosé wine theme for a while, because there is a fresh wave of rosé wines released on the market and we’ve decided to try some of them this season. The wine that we’ve selected for tonight’s tasting is Cabernet-Sauvignon Rosé 2013 from Mezalimpe.

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


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


The nose is rich and calm, with no signs of wine faults. The first nose brings clear notes of sweet and citrus fruits at the same time – nectarine, white cherry, red apple, grapefruit, raspberry, red bell pepper and a hint of underripe pomegranate.


The wine is off-dry, even sweet, with quite a lot of residual sugar. It has moderate alcohol level, high acidity and medium tannin, which makes it taste delicious-sweet, fresh and lean. The overall balance is good – the wine is light and easy to drink, maybe a bit wide, but still quite friendly – this is a rosé wine with a profile that is closer to a white wine rather than to a red one.


The wine has a long finish, with a velvety, a bit tart aftertaste – acidity is dominating the palate, but at the same time the wine feels very refreshing.

chartsThis is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 88.9 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 mention a couple of aspects related to this wine. The first one would be the color – the wine has a rare peach color, a color clearly inspired by the world’s famous rosé wines from Provence region. The second aspect is related to the wine’s overall profile – this rosé wine is made by an old vinification method, where not all the residual sugar is fermented into alcohol, but some of it is left to give the wine some desirable sweet notes – the so called off-dry method.

WineStatistics tasting results:

Cabernet-Sauvignon Rosé | 2013

grape: | cabernet sauvignon |

region: Moldova | Stefan-Voda

overall rating: | 88.9 |

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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