SALCUTA | Eno | Tamaioasa de Salcuta | 2017
pinot gris | muscat


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Tonight we are going to review another quite special rosé wine – Eno Tamaioasa de Salcuta 2017 by Salcuta. Freshly released on the local market, this wine is part of the Eno line and is a blend made of two white grape varieties: pinot gris and muscat. The wine’s rosé color comes from the skins of pinot gris grapes, which, despite the fact that it is considered a white grape variety, has pinkish-gray skin color. The other variety, muscat, is responsible for the flavour of the wine, as it provides mesmerizing notes of rose petals and orange blossom. 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:


Pale salmon color, with pink and gray shades towards the rim of the glass.


The nose is strong, filled mostly with sweet fruit and berry flavours: rose petals, raspberry, ripe barberry, overripe strawberry, ripe wolfberry, barberry candy, rose petals jam, overripe rose hips, white cherry jam, iris candy and some nuanced hints of watermelon and honey.


The wine is medium-dry, with high alcohol level, moderate acidity and smooth tannin. It tastes wide, flabby and opulent, as it has a lean and supple body. This is a very nice rosé wine – a bit on the sweet side and very appealing, maybe just a bit angular towards the end. The wine has a fair overall balance, as it feels fruity-floral and extremely aromatic.


The wine has a medium finish and a balanced, wide and opulent aftertaste.

chartsThis is definitely a good Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 89.0 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 quite appealing rosé wine in its prime form: lean, opulent and very aromatic, with a nuanced fruity-floral accent, yet the wine lacks some structure and complexity. We would highly recommend to drink it now, as long as it is still young and beautiful, as we cannot define any ageing potential in here. As we are often mentioning, it is always better to drink a wine a year too soon than a day too late. For the best wine and food experience, we would suggest to pair this wine with dishes with slightly sweet accents, like for example beetroot gnocchi with walnut & sage brown butter. Cheers!

WineStatistics tasting results:

Eno | Tamaioasa de Salcuta | 2017

grape: | pinot gris | muscat |

region: Moldova | Stefan-Voda

overall rating: | 89.0 |

maturity: in its prime

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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