F’AUTOR | Albariño | 2016
albariño

FAUTOR_Albarino_2016

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.

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:

FAUTOR_Albarino_2016_review

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

olfactory_blanc
Olfactory

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.

gustatory_blanc
Gustatory

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.

aftertaste_blanc
Aftertaste

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:

F’AUTOR
Albariño | 2016

grape: | albariño |

region: Moldova | Valul lui Traian

overall rating: | 89.9 |

conclusion: fine| highly recommended

FAUTOR_Albarino_2016_profile

the_color

___________________________________________________________________________
© 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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s