I’M WINERY | Primul Vis | 2019
pinot gris | chardonnay | sauvignon blanc


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Tonight we are going to review a wine that has been released on the local market relatively recently – Primul Vis 2019 by I’m Winery. This wine is a blend of pinot gris, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc grape varieties, where pinot gris is responsible for flavour and foreground aromatics, chardonnay forms the main body and structure, while sauvignon blanc brings natural acidity that lightens the final blend. The producer’s main aim is to mix moldovian tradition with italian technology by producing crisp and easy to drink wines that will deliver freshness and up-front richness. 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: translucent
color: straw-white
clarity: bright
hue/rim: straw-green

intensity: rich
fruit profile: green fruits | citrus fruits | stone fruits
__green fruits: gooseberry | white pear | white apple
__citrus fruits: white grapefruit | sweet lemon | pomelo
__stone fruits: white nectarine | mirabelle
fruit character: ripe

non fruit: herbal | other
__herbal: straw grass | currant leaf | meadow
__other: moist wood | mildew
__wood: none
aroma: primary | secondary

sweetness: dry
acidity: med(+)
alcohol: medium
tannin: med(-)
__grip: green
body: light
balance: fair
__dominant: alcohol
complexity: simple

fruit profile: green fruits | citrus fruits
fruit character: unripe
non fruit: herbal
finish: med(-)
aftertaste: seedy-rough

I’M WINERY | Primul Vis | 2019
variety: pinot gris | chardonnay | sauvignon blanc
country: Moldova
region: Codru
rating: 89.1

maturity: in its prime
verdict: fair
96x96This is definitely a fair wine of Moldova and with a total of 89.1 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 quite opulent, lean and slightly flabby wine blend – a wine that is right there, at the peak of its prime form. It tastes wide and angular, with pronounced herbaceous notes and quite a touch of alcoholic warmth showing through. This is a wine, that in it current state, lacks structure on the palate and complexity, therefore we would strongly recommend to aerate it for 15 to 20 minutes before serving, so that the aromatics will have enough time to open up and express themselves in full power. Overall this is a quite straightforward wine blend that has a seedy-rough finale, and a pronounced citrusy-fruity profile, as it tastes crisp, zesty and refreshing. Drink now or in the next 6 to 9 months – it is not meant for bottle ageing.

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