GITANA WINERY | Alb de Gitana | #
feteasca regala | chardonnay
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Today we are going to review a wine that is relatively new on the local market – Alb de Gitana by Gitana Winery. This is a white blend made of feteasca regala and chardonnay, where the first one is an aromatic indigenous variety that is raising in popularity with each passing season, while the second one is the world’s most famous white variety. This wine is part of the newly released entry-level wine series, made of three wines: a red blend, a white blend and a rosé wine. The scope of this series is to fusion the generosity of nature with the human love for wine, backed up by an exceptional terroir of the Valul lui Traian wine region. But enough with the theory part, let’s get straight to the tasting!
Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:
Pale straw-yellow color with pastel-green hues towards the rim of the glass.
The nose is strong, filled mostly with sweet fruits and jamy flavours: pear candy, yellow apple, yellow pear, pineapple, jasmine, iris, white cherry, yellow mirabelle, lemon candy, candied apricot, sweet lemon, ripe quince, white cherry jam and some subtle notes of baked apple.
The wine is medium-dry, with moderate alcohol level, high acidity and smooth tannin. This is a crisp, sweet and quite aromatic white wine with a very nuanced fruity profile. It tastes lean, lush and extremely appealing, with a fair overall balance and a refreshing, candy-like expressive mouthfeel. The wine feels supple, opulent and delicious, yet it definitely lacks structure and character as this is a real crowd-pleaser white blend.
It has a medium finish and a balanced, crisp and smooth aftertaste.
This is definitely a good 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 very delicious and extremely appealing white blend that is right on the summit of its prime form, as it feels crisp, refreshing and supple-opulent – a real crowd pleaser. We strongly recommend to drink it now, as long as it is still young and beautiful, as the wine does not display any signs of ageing potential – it tastes too wide and lean, clearly lacking structure and character. This is a wine that will match perfectly well with dishes with slightly sweet accents, like for example sushi rolls or some pear, blue cheese and honey crostini, as the later one is an epic pairing indeed. Enjoy!
WineStatistics tasting results:
Alb de Gitana | #
grape: | feteasca regala | chardonnay |
region: Moldova | Valul lui Traian
overall rating: | 89.7 |
maturity: in its prime
conclusion: good | recommended
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