GITANA WINERY | Surori | 2014
saperavi | rara neagra


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We are still reviewing Wine of Moldova and we are still on the rosé wine theme – that delicious, light and refreshing wine style that is growing in popularity with each passing season. This past summer, the rosé season started with some very interesting wines, quite different between them in style and concept. One of them is the wine that we’ve selected for today’s review – Surori 2014 from Gitana Winery. It is a rosé wine made of two grape varieties that we’ve never seem in a rosé wine before: saperavi and rara neagra.

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


The wine has a pure, brick-orange color – bright and transparent – with the rim-color of a pale pink shade.


The nose is strong and delicious, with no signs of wine faults. The first nose brings nuanced notes of citrus fruits and sweet fruits: sicilia orange, red grapefruit, red plum, red apple and a a hint of mirabelle prune. The second nose brings some curious notes of silicon rubber and acacia flower.


The wine is dry, with no hints of residual sugar. It has moderate alcohol level, high acidity and dry tannin, which makes the wine taste bittercrisp, elegant and fresh. The overall balance is good, the wine feels independent, nuanced and delicious – this is a complex, zesty and quite refreshing rosé wine.


The wine has a long finish with a velvety aftertaste, that brings back memories of those summer days, when the acacia is in full blossom and morning tea smells of jasmine and elderflower.

chartsThis is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 89.9 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 that this is an independent wine, with it’s own character and personality, and to be honest, we do appreciate those qualities, especially these days, when there are so many mainstream wines. We have also noticed that some wines produced by the said winemaker, seem to have a common flavor profile – notes of silicon rubber and acacia flower. Some will like it, some will hate it, but the thing is, that those wines do taste different, they have personality and character, for bad or for good, you are to decide.

WineStatistics tasting results:

Surori | 2014

grape: | saperavi | rara neagra |

region: MoldovaValul lui Traian

overall rating: | 89.9 |

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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