CRICOVA | Crisecco | Alb Brut | #
feteasca alba | muscat

CRICOVA_Crisecco_Alb_Brut

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We are still discovering Wine of Moldova for the time being and the time has come to switch to the crémant wine theme – that creamy and fizzy wine style that is so popular in every corner of the world. The wine that we have selected for the review tonight is – Crisecco Alb Brut from Cricova. This wine is made in a non-traditional, tank method style, also called méthode charmat, exactly the same way as original Prosecco wine is being made in Italy, with the sole exception that there is no glera grape variety in it, instead, it is made up of feteasca alba and muscat grape varieties.

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

CRICOVA_Crisecco_Alb_Brut_review

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Visual
The wine has a pure white color, a bit greenish, with the rim color displaying shades of yellow.

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Olfactory

The nose is rich and insistent, with no signs of wine faults. The first nose is nuanced and it brings notes of sweet fruits, citrus and some delicate savory notes: lime, green apple, gooseberry, mirabelle, sorrel, green bell pepper, kiwi, straw grass, green apricot and a hint of celery.

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Gustatory

The wine is dry, with moderate, well integrated alcohol level, high acidity and medium tannin. It tastes bitter-crisp, green and savory at the same time. It feels a bit angular, but quite refreshing and elegant. The wine has a fair overall balance, with acidity being the dominant element.

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Aftertaste

The wine has a medium, bitter-crisp aftertaste – it is quite refined and refreshing.

chartsThis is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 89.5 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 this wine is an attempt to replicate one of the world’s most famous crémant wine of the moment – the Italian Prosecco. And the final result is quite impressive for a Wine of Moldova, taking into account that it is made of a local indigenous grape – feteasca alba, mixed with some muscat in order to add the much needed sweet flavors to the final blend. Did we mention that sparkling wine is a very good pairing partner for a wide range of foods? Just try it yourself – you will be as much amazed as we are.

WineStatistics tasting results:

CRICOVA
Crisecco | Alb Brut #

grape: | feteasca alba | muscat |

region: MoldovaCodru

overall rating: | 89.5 |

conclusion: fine | highly recommended

CRICOVA_Crisecco_Alb_Brut_profile

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(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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