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Today we are going to review a very special sparkling wine – one of the stars of local crémant wines – Corten d’Oro Brut Alb 2017 by Corten Vin. It is special because this wine is replicating the famous italian Prosecco wines, made with glera grapes, produced using the non-traditional, tank method, also called méthode charmat – a wine style that is growing in popularity with each passing season. Prosecco is the most famous italian crémant wine that is meant to be enjoyed young and fresh, in order to experience its full aromatic profile. That said, without further ado let’s move on, straight to the wine tasting!
Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:
Bright-greenish color with straw-yellow shades towards the rim of the glass.
The nose is strong, filled mostly with sweet fruits and citrus flavours: quince, green pear, lemon, green apple, gooseberry, pineapple, apricot, lime, kiwi, dragon fruit, fresh cut grass, marguerite daisy and some insistent hints of almonds.
The wine is dry, with high alcohol level, high acidity and green tannin. It tastes crisp, supple and a bit green, with a nuanced fruity-citrusy accent. This is a quite appealing, round and bitter-seedy sparkling wine, with a slightly angular mouthfeel and a touch of alcoholic warmth. The wine has a fair overall balance, as it feels fruity and a bit sweet towards the end of the palate.
The wine has a medium finish and a quite pleasing, fruity-sweet aftertaste.
This is definitely a fine wine of Moldova and, with a total of 90.3 points scored, this wine is right there, among the best wines we’ve rated so far. Check our complete database on the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines that we have tasted and reviewed or go to the about us page and find out more about our exquisite rating system.
Conclusion: this is a quite fruity and very appealing sparkling wine that is right there, at the peak of its form. It has a nuanced fruity-citrusy profile, yet it feels a bit green and slightly sweet on the finish – a wine that lacks some finesse and elegance on the palate. Due to its unbalance, the wine tastes slightly more sweet than expected, which makes it taste a bit flabby, thus lacking maybe just a bit of acidity on the mouthfeel. That said, this wine is surprisingly versatile and pairs well with a wide range of cuisine, therefore we would recommend to pair it with slightly sweet dishes, in order to complement all that sweetness in the wine, like for example a pear salad with cherries and walnuts. Enjoy!
WineStatistics tasting results:
d’Oro | Brut Alb | 2017
grape: | glera |
overall rating: | 90.3 |
maturity: in its prime
conclusion: fine | (highly recommended)
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