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We continue to review Wine of Moldova and we are switching our attention to the white wine theme. Tonight, we’ve decided to turn our attention to an indigenous grape variety, the famous and refreshing feteasca regala. Even though this is an indigenous grape variety, it’s not the most popular white wine here in Moldova, but, the truth is, it is growing in popularity with each passing season, so at least the future seems bright. So, let the tasting do the talking – the wine that we’ve selected for tonight’s review is Feteasca Regala 2014 from Château Vartely.
Let’s take a deeper look at the tasting notes and the wine’s review statistics:
The wine has a bright, brilliant-yellow color, with a translucent white rim-color.
The nose is strong with no signs of wine faults. The first nose is sharp and insistent, with nuanced notes of sweet fruits: yellow apple, yellow pear, quince, straw grass, pineapple, apricot, yellow mirabelle and some subtle notes of cherry blossom.
The wine is medium-dry, with some hints of residual sugar, moderate alcohol and high acidity, which makes the wine taste zesty, fresh and sharp, where acidity is the dominant element. Medium tannin makes it taste a bit fair and lean, but quite crisp and refreshing overall. The balance is good, this is a young and fresh wine, which leaves you with a refreshing sensation, similar to those early summer fruits, that are not yet ripe enough to be consumed.
The wine has a long finish and a velvety-sharp aftertaste, crisp and fresh at the same time.
This is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 89.0 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, we would like to mention that this wine has been already awarded a silver medal by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles and another silver medal by Mundus Vini International Wine Award – two of the most influential wine tasting contests in the world of wine. This is no small feat and it only highlights the quality of those wines, made of indigenous grape varieties, as well as their future potential, both, on the internal and external markets. As consumers, we can only admire those winemakers, who dare to produce high quality wines, made of indigenous grape varieties – wines that represent Moldova as a winemaking country on international scene, wines that are a source of national pride.
WineStatistics tasting results:
Feteasca Regala | 2014
grape: | feteasca regala |
overall rating: | 89.0 |
conclusion: fine | highly recommended
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