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We are reviewing Wine of Moldova once again and we’ve decided to stick to the rosé wine theme for a while. This wine style is growing in popularity with each passing day, no wonder there are a lot of new rosé wines on the market these days, and the wine we are reviewing today is one of those newcomers – Rosé (Merlot – Cabernet Sauvignon) 2013 from Vinaria Poiana.
Let’s take a deeper look at the tasting notes and the wine’s review statistics:
The wine has a pure pink color – bright and transparent – with the rim-color of a pale salmon-pink shade.
The nose is strong and quite intense, with no signs of wine faults. The first nose brings nuanced notes of sweet berry fruits and citrus – cranberry, red orange, red apple, pomegranate, mirabelle prune, raspberry and a hint of strawberry.
The wine is medium dry or off-dry, with quite some hints of residual sugar. It has moderate alcohol level, high acidity and medium tannin, that makes it taste sweet and crisp, with a nuanced fruit-forward character. The wine’s overall balance is good, it is fresh and lean – we would describe it as friendly overall.
The wine has a long-to-medium finish, with a velvety, zesty-fresh aftertaste, which leaves the impression of a delicious-sweet summer wine.
This is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 88.5 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, taking into consideration that this is an off-dry rosé wine, with some residual sugar left after fermentation, we are quite confident that this wine will be an absolute crowd-pleaser, as this is the most appreciated rosé style on the internal market. It pairs well with a wider range of foods, even with some desserts, it can also be served as an aperitif or a replacement for any cocktail drink. So there you have it – a wine that is sweet enough to please those, who does not get well with dry wines, and, at the same time, a wine that is dry enough to be refreshingly crisp.
WineStatistics tasting results:
Rosé | Merlot – Cabernet Sauvignon | 2013
overall rating: | 88.5 |
conclusion: fine | highly recommended
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