FÁUTOR | Blanca Cuvée | 2019
albariño | feteasca regala | pinot gris


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Today we are going to review a very special wine, one that took the local market by storm from its very inception – Blanca Cuvée 2019 by Fáutor Winery. This wine is a blend of albariño, feteasca regala and pinot gris grape varieties, where albariño forms the main body and structure, bringing in the process refreshing natural acidity, feteasca regala adds up-front richness and brings floral notes to the foreground, while pinot gris rounds and smoothens the final blend. The grapes are harvested in the famous Valul lui Traian wine region, while the wine’s blending formula is a statement, that this wine is designed to conquer hearts. That said, 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: pastel
color: green
clarity: bright
hue/rim: green

intensity: powerful
fruit profile: green fruits | citrus fruits
__green fruits: gooseberry | kiwi | green apple | green pear | wild pear
__citrus fruits: grapefruit | lemon | lime
fruit character: ripe | candied

non fruit: floral | vegetal | sweet
__floral: wild flowers
__vegetal: aloe | meadow
__sweet: candy
__wood: none
aroma: primary

sweetness: dry
acidity: med(+)
alcohol: medium
tannin: low
__grip: green
body: light
balance: good
__dominant: acidity
complexity: moderate

fruit profile: green fruits | citrus fruits
fruit character: ripe
non fruit: floral | vegetal | sweet
finish: med(+)
aftertaste: appealing

FÁUTOR | Blanca Cuvée | 2019
variety: albariño | feteasca regala | pinot gris
country: Moldova
region: Valul lui Traian
rating: 91.9

maturity: in its prime
verdict: fine
96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Moldova and with a total of 91.9 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 fine albariño wine blend, one that is right there, at the peak of its form: refreshingly crisp, zingy and extremely appealing. The wine is very light in body, with mouth-watering acidity and a very aromatic, fruity-citrusy accent. It tastes crisp, zesty and slightly green, with a quite bitter-seedy profile and some subtle hints of minerality. Overall the wine feels very refined and elegant. We would recommend to drink this wine today, as long as it’s still young and beautiful, in order to enjoy it at its finest. All in all, this is one of the best white wines we’ve tasted so far – fresh and crisp – exactly what you’d expect from an albariño-based wine blend.

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