F’AUTOR | Albariño | 2016


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Tonight we are going to review a white wine, because the time has come to try the seafood lovers’ wine – Albariño 2016 from F’autor Winery. Albariño is a high-quality, light-bodied white wine that grows primarily in Spain and Portugal and it is loved for its high acidity, refreshing citrus flavors, dry taste, and subtle saltiness. While some albariño wines can age for a couple of years, usually it is best consumed within one year after the vintage. But enough theory, let’s move on with the review.

Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:


Straw yellow color with shades of brilliant green towards the rim of the glass.


The nose is strong, filled mostly with citrus and sweet fruits: pear, gooseberry, lemon, pear candy, lemon candy, apple, mirabelle, straw grass, linden flowers, daffodil and some nuanced hints of iris flower.


The wine is medium-dry, with high alcohol level, high acidity and smooth tannin. It tastes tart, floral and young with a mouth-watering citrusy accent. This is a refreshing, crisp and quite fruity wine, with a quite light body and a fair overall balance.


It has a medium-plus finish and a balanced, a bit tart aftertaste.

chartsThis is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 89.9 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 yet too young and too tart, not yet in its prime form. We believe that some 6 to 9 more months of bottle ageing will do just fine for the wine’s balance. Due to its high acidity and slight bitterness, this wine is an excellent pairing partner to a wide variety of dishes. As a general rule, serve it with seafood or dishes that feature citrus or aromatic herbs. Our obvious recommendation is to pair this wine with seafood dishes, like for example ceviche or sea bass fillet with scallops and peas. Enjoy!

WineStatistics tasting results:

Albariño | 2016

grape: | albariño |

region: Moldova | Valul lui Traian

overall rating: | 89.9 |

conclusion: fine| highly recommended



© 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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