VINARIA NOBILA | Chardonnay | 2011


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We continue to review Wine of Moldova and we’re still on the white wine theme, but this time it’s the noblest of all whites – the royal chardonnay. It was really hard choosing one from the vast array of chardonnay wine available on the market these days, but as the saying goes, the greater the effort, the sweeter the reward, and as a result of our ponderous searching, tonight we are reviewing a wine that is quite hard to find, but a real pleasure to uncork – Chardonnay 2011 from Vinaria Nobila.

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


The wine has a bright, pure brilliant-yellow color, with a translucent yellowish rim-color.


The nose is strong and delicate, with no signs of wine faults. The first nose is quite sharp and insistent and it brings notes of sweet fruits and citrus: yellow apple, straw grass, yellow pear, lemon, pamela, green bean, butter and a hint of sweet melon, which means that the wine was barrel maturated at some point.


The wine is medium-dry, with some subtle hints of residual sugar, it has high-plus alcohol content, moderate acidity and medium tannin. It feels a bit sharp, a bit austere and somewhere even rough, but at the same time it has an oily-buttery texture, which makes the wine taste creamy, smooth and rich. The overall balance is good – the wine feels muscular and round, with a bit of aggression within.


The wine has a long finish and a balanced aftertaste, with just a hint of astringency towards the end.

chartsThis 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, it is to be mentioned that we’ve been quite impressed by this wine – on one side, it’s a classic, barrel fermented chardonnay, but on the other side, it has quite a muscular, rich but delicate body and, as a result, the wine tastes creamy and smooth at the same time. It will make a perfect match for sea fruits and white sauce based foods. But the most important thing here is that it’s worth every penny spent on it – a classic chardonnay wine, with subtle buttery notes, characteristic for oaked Chablis wines.

WineStatistics tasting results:

Chardonnay | 2011

grape: | chardonnay |

region: Moldova | Stefan-Voda

overall rating: | 88.5 |

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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