GOGU WINERY | Sauvignon Blanc | 2019
sauvignon blanc


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Today we are going to review a quite intriguing wine – Sauvignon Blanc 2019 by Gogu Winery – a winemaker renown for its mind-blowing white wines. This wine here is a single varietal sauvignon blanc wine from the famous Stefan-Voda region. Sauvignon Blanc is a very old grape variety and it translates from french as ‘wild white’ – and this is the essence of this variety – the wilderness. What makes it different from its peers are those unique herbaceous flavors, reminiscent of green bell pepper, currant leaf, gooseberry and fresh cut grass – all these flavors come from aromatic compounds called pyrazines. But enough theory, without further ado, let’s move on straight to our tasting results.
Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:

concentration: pale
color: straw
clarity: clear
hue/rim: yellow

intensity: powerful
fruit profile: green fruits | citrus fruits | stone fruits | tropical fruits
__green fruits: apple | pear
__citrus fruits: sweet lemon | lemon
__stone fruits: apricot | peach | white cherry
__tropical fruits: pineapple
fruit character: ripe

non fruit: floral | herbal
__floral: acacia blossom | marguerite daisy
__herbal: straw grass | wormwood
__sweet: pear candy | lemon candy
__wood: none
aroma: primary

sweetness: off dry
acidity: med(+)
alcohol: medium
tannin: low
__grip: green
body: opulent
balance: fair
__dominant: sugar
complexity: simple

fruit profile: green fruits | stone fruits
fruit character: ripe
non fruit: floral | herbal | sweet
finish: medium
aftertaste: appealing

GOGU WINERY | Sauvignon Blanc | 2019
variety: sauvignon blanc
country: Moldova
region: Stefan-Voda
rating: 90.4

maturity: in its prime | drink now
verdict: fine | highly recommended
96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Moldova and with a total of 90.4 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 lean and opulent sauvignon blanc wine, one that is right there, at the summit of its prime form. It feels crisp, flabby and wide, with a very refreshing character, a nuanced, fruity-sweet profile and some insistent herbaceous hints. The wine is very light in body and therefore quite appealing and easy to enjoy, with some hints of classic sauvignon blanc aromatics. You can drink it stand alone, as an aperitif in a hot summer night, or paired with light seafood dishes, like for example oven baked mahi mahi or steamed mussels with lemon-garlic dressing. Cheers.

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