ALBASTRELE | Pinot Grigio | 2014
pinot gris


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We continue to review Wine of Moldova and we’re still on the white wine theme, and what a better way to continue on this topic, than with a pinot grigio wine. The wine that we’ve selected for today’s tasting is quite well known, both, here in Moldova and on the international scene as well, so we’ve decided to give it a go – Pinot Grigio 2014 from Albastrele Wines.

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


The wine has a pale yellow color, with some pastel yellow shades towards the rim of the glass.


The nose is rich, with some hints of oxidation. The first nose is quite insistent, with nuanced sweet and citrus notes: quince, yellow apple, apricot, straw grass, yellow mirabelle, lemon, orange, yellow bell pepper and some hints of walnuts.


The wine is dry, with no hints of residual sugar. It has high alcohol level, moderate acidity and dry tannin, which makes the wine taste green, angular and a bit savory. The wine has a fair overall balance – this is a seedy, lean and fair wine, with some rustic-rough accents and a delicate, a bit austere body.


The wine has a medium finish and a balanced aftertaste – a bit sharp and a bit astringent.

chartsThis is definitely a good Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 88.8 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.

Conclusion: this wine is definitely over it’s prime, as it display clear signs of decline. This is not a wine to be kept in the cellar, this is a wine that should have been uncorked at least six months ago. But, this is a wine that was very good in it’s youth, as it has been awarded a silver medal by Decanter World Wine Awards and a bronze medal by International Wine & Spirit Competition – two of the world’s most prestigious wine tasting competitions – a reason to be proud of.

WineStatistics tasting results:

Pinot Grigio | 2014

grape: | pinot gris |

region: Moldova | Valul lui Traian

overall rating: 88.8 |

conclusion: good | 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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