GITANA WINERY | Surori | 2019
saperavi | rara neagra


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The wine we are going to review tonight is quite special – Surori 2019 by Gitana Winery. This is a rosé blend made of saperavi and rara neagra grapes – two of the most seldom used varieties in a rosé wine. The wine is named after the two sisters, Liliana and Iuliana Dulgher, also pointing at the two varieties picked for the blend – one flamboyant and expressive and the other delicate and subtle. With grapes harvested by hand in the Valul lui Traian region, and with 25 days of ageing on fine lees, this wine is meant to capture the character of its area of origin. 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: peach
clarity: clear
hue/rim: salmon

intensity: rich
fruit profile: sweet fruits | berry fruits
__sweet fruits: peach | nectarine | white apple | quince | asian pear
__berry fruits: goji berry | wolfberry
fruit character: overripe | jammy

non fruit: sweet | earth
__sweet: honey | raisins | quince jam | pear jam | candied apricot
__earth: aspirin | botrytis
__wood: none
aroma: primary | secondary

sweetness: off dry
acidity: med(+)
alcohol: medium
tannin: med(-)
__grip: ripe
body: medium
balance: fair
__dominant: sugar
complexity: moderate

fruit profile: red fruits | sweet fruits
fruit character: overripe | jammy
non fruit: sweet
finish: med(+)
aftertaste: seedy-crisp

GITANA WINERY | Surori | 2019

variety: saperavi | rara neagra
country: Moldova
region: Valul lui Traian
rating: 91.3

maturity: in its prime
verdict: fine
96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Moldova and, with a total of 91.3 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.

Verdict: this is a very fine and quite aromatic rosé wine that is right there, at the summit of its prime form. It feels jammy and sweet, with nuanced hints of raisins and quince jam. The wine tastes supple, round and rich, with a crisp and very appealing palate and a bitter-seedy aftertaste. Due to the two unusual grape varieties that were used in the blend, this is a quite memorable rosé wine – nicely structured, well balanced and refreshing, that is maybe just a bit on the sweet side of the dry spectrum. Enjoy!

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