GOGU WINERY | Rosé | Merlot-Cabernet-Saperavi | 2015
merlot | cabernet sauvignon | saperavi


WineStatistics will be evaluating wines in no particular order on no particular schedule. Just stay tuned and you will never miss one. If the wine is tasted more than once, the rating table will be updated so as to reflect all the new impressions and observations. The logic is simple – the more we taste, the more we learn.

We continue with Wine of Moldova and we will keep the rosé wine theme for now – that delicious, light and refreshing wine style that is growing in popularity with each passing season. Recently, the 2015 vintage hit the market of rosé wines and we’ve decided to start with a new name – the wine that we’ve selected for the review today is Rosé Merlot-Cabernet-Saperavi 2015 from Gogu Winery.

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


The wine has a pure pink color, that reminds you of pink roses and tulips, it is bright and transparent, with the rim-color of a pastel-pink shade.


The nose is rich and faulty, with nuanced fermentation scents. The first nose is all about sour fruits, mixed with some subtle savory notes: sour tomato, red bell pepper, sour apple and fermented plum are the dominant aromas. It clearly has a winemaking flow, that erased all it’s primary flavors.


The wine is dry, with no hints of residual sugar. It has moderate alcohol level, high acidity and medium tannin, which makes the wine taste zesty, mellow and tight.  This is an opulent, delicate and a quite crisp rosé wine, it has nothing in common with its aroma profile. The wine has a fair overall balance – it tastes a bit flabby and closed, but quite fresh and a bit acrid towards the finish.


The wine has a medium finish with a balanced, acrid-zesty aftertaste which makes the wine feel quite refreshing.

chartsThis is definitely a fair Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 86.3 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 a blend rosé wine, similar to those made in Bordeaux region, quite a popular approach these days and we can see the reason why – a blend, if managed and processed with care, can result in very rich and aromatic rosé wines. Unfortunately, this wine did not present itself at its full potential, as it clearly had as a flaw related to its aroma profile, but on the palate it is fresh and friendly – exactly what you’d expect from a rosé wine.

WineStatistics tasting results:

Rosé | Merlot-Cabernet-Saperavi | 2015

grape: | merlot | cabernet sauvignon | saperavi |

region: Moldova | Stefan-Voda

overall rating: | 86.3 |

conclusion: fair | worth a try



(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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