CHÂTEAU VARTELY | Individo | Blanc de Noir | Rara Neagra | 2019
rara neagra


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Tonight we are going to review another rosé wine that is relatively new on the local market – Individo Blanc de Noir Rara Neagra 2019 by Château Vartely. This is a single-varietal rosé wine, made of rara neagra grapes, which is quite an enigma – a variety that still has something to reveal. Rosé wine is usually made using the saignee method, when the juice of a soon-to-be red wine is strained from its skins before it becomes too dark and too extracted, thus the winemaker has to remove the red grape skins (the source of the red pigment) when the wine reaches the perfect color. The trap here lies in the character of the resulting rosé wine, as the focus on color alone might compromise the taste and flavour of the resulting wine. That said, without further ado, let’s take a look at the wine tasting results.
Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:

concentration: pale
color: salmon
clarity: bright
hue/rim: orange

intensity: rich
fruit profile: red fruits | stone fruits | sweet fruits | berry fruits
__red fruits: cranberry | wolfberry
__stone fruits: apricot | peach | mirabelle
__sweet fruits: pear | quince | white apple
__berry fruits: goji berry | wildberry
fruit character: unripe

non fruit: vegetal
__vegetal: pear leaf | apricot wood | algae
__wood: none
aroma: primary

sweetness: dry
acidity: med(+)
alcohol: medium
tannin: low
__grip: smooth
body: opulent
balance: fair
__dominant: none
complexity: simple

fruit profile: berry fruits | red fruits | stone fruits
fruit character: unripe
non fruit: vegetal
finish: medium
aftertaste: appealing

CHÂTEAU VARTELY | Individo | Blanc de Noir | Rara Neagra | 2019

variety: rara neagra
country: Moldova
region: Codru
rating: 89.9

maturity: in its prime
verdict: good
96x96This is definitely a good wine of Moldova and, with a total of 89.9 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.

Verdict: this is a very fresh, lean and opulent rosé wine which a light body and crisp acidity, a wine that is right there, at the summit of its peak form. It might lack some character and structure, with several under-developed aromatics (the leafy-algae ones), yet it does feel nicely balanced, smooth and round – a quite delicate yet faur rosé wine. This wine should be enjoyed today or as soon as possible, because it is not meant for bottle ageing – it is definitely a drink now type of wine, yet one that has individuality. Cheers.

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