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We continue to review Wine of Moldova, but we change the vector a bit towards the white wine theme, and because the summer days are still fresh in our memory, why not try some refreshing sauvignon blanc wine. The wine that we’ve selected for today’s tasting is fresh released on the marked and is growing in popularity with each passing day, so we’ve decided to give it a go as long as it is still in its prime – Sauvignon Blanc 2014 from Et Cetera.
Let’s take a deeper look at the tasting notes and the wine’s review statistics:
The wine has a pure brilliant-green color, with a transparent yellowish 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: quince, yellow pear, lemon, yellow apple, yellow mirabelle, a bit of white cherry, straw grass and a hint of pineapple. This wine smells of mid-summer – it’s so pure and innocent, like the smile of a newborn child, like the wind before the rain.
The wine is dry, with no hints of residual sugar. It has moderate alcohol level, quite high acidity and dry tannin, which makes the wine taste bittercrisp, rich and fresh, with a well balanced minerality. The overall balance is good, the wine tastes elegant and quite refreshing, 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, a bit zesty and a bit bitter, aftertaste, which smoothens with each passing second, turning into a mouth-watering desire to take one more sip, and then one more.
This is definitely a great Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 90.8 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, it is to be mentioned that this is a world-class sauvignon blanc wine, that is truly leaving up to its first name – ‘sauvage’, which means ‘wild’. The flavor profile is balancing on a thin line between sweet and citrus fruits, while on the palate it is almost impossible to distinguish the dominant profile – it is crispness, or it can be bitterness, the dominant vector that takes over your taste buds. The deeper one dives in, the better – pair this wine with some sweet summer fruits, like nectarine, peach or, why not, a mango and you will discover the charming power of a new world sauvignon blanc wine – just magic.
WineStatistics tasting results:
Sauvignon Blanc | 2014
grape: | sauvignon blanc |
overall rating: | 90.8 |
conclusion: great | a must try
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