F’AUTOR | Cuvée Blanc | 2014
albariño | sauvignon blanc | pinot gris


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We continue to review Wine of Moldova and we are switching our attention to the white wine blend theme. The wine that we’ve chosen for tonight’s tasting has something extra, something that no other wine made in Moldova has, just pay attention to the grape varieties of this blend, you may stop at the first one for a reason. It’s the aristocratic albariño which steals the show in this blend, the spanish variety that is so little known here in Moldova, in fact it is almost unknown to be honest, then there’s the sauvignon blanc, which is a hit in Moldova these days and, the cherry on the top, the elegant and noble pinot gris – as a result, we’ve got the wine that we’ve selected for the review tonight –  Cuvée Blanc 2014 from F’autor.

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


The wine has a pure, bright white color, with a brilliant yellow shade and a translucent white rim-color.


The nose is rich with no signs of wine faults. The first nose is delicate and insistent, with nuanced notes of sweet fruits and citrus: lemon, apricot, yellow apple, yellow pear, fresh cut grass, a bit of straw grass, some hints of gooseberry, green bell pepper and some subtle notes of white cherry.


The wine is medium-dry, with maybe just some hints of residual sugar. It has moderate alcohol, high acidity and medium tannin, which makes the wine taste zesty-crisp, fresh and light, where acidity is the dominant element. The overall balance is good, this is a refreshing, young and fair wine, which casts memories of countryside, with notes of deep summer, like those of fresh cut grass, straw grass and nettle. This wine is noting less than a flashback into the summer.


The wine has a long finish and a velvety-acrid aftertaste, green and fresh at the same time.

chartsThis 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 highlight the amazing balance and harmony between an aromatic albariño that adds notes of sweet fruits, the refreshing sauvignon blanc with its herbal notes and crisp body, and the elegant pinot gris that smoothens the wine and plays the link role in the chain. We are impressed by this wine, and to be honest, even though many believe that white wines are best enjoyed on a hot summer day, we here encourage all the wine geeks to enjoy a white wine in the middle of a cold season, as there is nothing more appealing, than a wine that will trigger memories of hot summer days, while still enjoying the heat of the fire brazier and the smell of roasted turkey that comes out of the kitchen – that’s priceless.

WineStatistics tasting results:

Cuvée Blanc | 2014

grape: | albariño | sauvignon blancpinot gris |

region: Moldova | Valul lui Traian

overall rating: | 89.0 |

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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