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The wine we are going to review today quite special, as this is a single varietal rosé wine, freshly released on the market this past summer, made of cabernet sauvignon grapes – Rosé 2017 by Poiana Winery. The winemaker’s philosophy is to value at maximum the natural potential offered by the variety in the context of the local terroir in the Codru region. The winery was named after the deer that visited the vineyard and tangled his horns in the vine. His moan was heard by the workers, who helped him free. But enough with the theory, without further ado, let’s get straight to the tasting!
Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:
Crystal clear pink color, with peach and gray shades towards the rim of the glass.
The nose is strong, filled mostly with sweet fruit and berry flavours: raspberry, ripe berberry, strawberry, wolfberry, red currant, pink mulberry, candied peach, red delicious apple, cranberry, berberry candy, boysenberry, red cherry and red plum.
The wine is dry, with high alcohol level, high acidity and ripe tannin. It tastes lean, crisp and refreshingly appealing. The wine has a fair overall balance, as it feels fruity, smooth and supple, with a well balanced body and a fine yet opulent mouthfeel. This is a very fine rosé wine – wide but delicious, maybe just a bit tart – a real crowd pleaser.
The wine has a medium-plus finish and a balanced, lean and crisp aftertaste.
This is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 90.9 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 is a fine rosé wine in its prime form: fine, zesty and very appealing, with a nuanced fruity and fresh accent. We would suggest to drink it now, as long as it is still young and beautiful – just remember that it is always better to drink a wine a year too soon than a day too late. This wine has a quite harmonious body, yet it lacks a bit of structure, therefore we believe that this wine style is a perfect match for light desserts, like for example a crème brûlée or some strawberry whipped cream frosting. Cheers!
WineStatistics tasting results:
Rosé | 2017
grape: | cabernet sauvignon |
overall rating: | 90.9 |
maturity: in its prime
conclusion: fine | highly recommended
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