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We continue to review Wine of Moldova and we’re still exploring the rosé wine theme. The wine that we’ve chosen for the review tonight is a rosé wine made of cabernet sauvignon grapes, a quite ‘classic’ formula for a rosé of Moldova – Rosé 2014 from Vinaria din Vale.
Let’s take a deeper look at the tasting notes and the wine’s review statistics:
The wine has a clear, brown onion peel color, bright and transparent, with the rim-color of a clear orange shade.
The nose is rich and insistent, with candied sweet berries hints. The first nose brings clear notes of sweet fruits and berries: strawberry, red currant, wolfberry, red bell pepper, red apple, candied red cherry and some subtle hints of peonies. Later on, the nose is filled with some moist wood notes and sweet cherry jam.
The wine is medium-dry, with some hints of residual sugar. It has moderate alcohol level, high acidity and medium tannin, which makes it taste a bit bitter, a bit tart, but quite fresh and fair. The wine has a good overall balance, it feels a bit wide, sharp and persistent on the palate.
The wine has a medium finish, with a balanced, a bit zesty aftertaste. This wine is lost somewhere in the middle – not round enough to lead the way and not tight enough to be left behind.
This is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 87.4 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 really want to mention that we are quite impressed by the color spectrum of this wine. It is quite unusual for a Wine of Moldova to have such a nuanced brownish-pink color, quite different from the vast majority of rosé wines of Moldova. Also we would like to highlight the wine’s overall profile, were high acidity dominates over the palate – this is a wine best paired with fat rich seafood, like oven baked red salmon or creamy oyster pasta.
WineStatistics tasting results:
VINARIA DIN VALE
Rosé | 2014
grape: | cabernet sauvignon |
overall rating: | 87.4 |
conclusion: fine | highly recommended
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