GITANA WINERY | Surori | 2015
saperavi | rara neagra


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Tonight we are going to review a rosé wine that is a bit different, as it is the only rosé wine in Moldova made of saperavi and rara neagra varieties – two very different varieties, the first one has Georgian roots and a quite strong aroma profile, the other one has an indigenous local origin, a variety with great potential. Tonight we are going to review Surori 2015 from Gitana Winery – a wine made by two sisters, Liliana & Iuliana, the share-owners of the winery. But enough history, let’s get back to the wine tasting.
Take a look at the tasting notes bellow and our detailed assessment of the wine:


Pinkish color, with shades of rose towards the rim.


The nose is strong, filled mostly with sour fruit berry: sicilia orange, red currant, wolfberry, red apple, raspberry, cranberry, red mirabelle and some hints of candy.


The wine is dry, with high alcohol level, high acidity and ripe tannin. It tastes fruity, crisp and fresh, with a fair, oily body. The wine has a fair overall balance, as this is a zesty and a bit sharp rosé wine, with overwhelming acidity.


The wine has a medium finish and a balanced, but maybe just a bit acrid, aftertaste.

chartsThis is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 89.7 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 is a fresh and fruity rosé wine that is quite close to its peak form, definitely ready to drink now but still apt to support a couple more months of bottle-ageing, as its overwhelming acidity and sharp tannin are still too aggressive at the moment. We would recommend to pair this wine with an oven baked salmon with dill yoghurt, taglierini with a sweet tomato sauce and shrimps or some barbecued langoustines with aioli.

WineStatistics tasting results:

Surori | 2015

grape: | saperavi | rara neagra |

region: MoldovaValul lui Traian

overall rating: | 89.7 |

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.

2 thoughts on “Gitana Winery | Surori 2015

  1. I was happy to have stumbled upon your review! I have been following the development of “New World” Saperavi here in the Northeastern U.S. A tasting of worldwide Saperavi has just taken place in South Australia. Link to my blog and all of my posts to see the state of Saperavi in North America.


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