CHÂTEAU VARTELY | Feteasca Regala | 2018
feteasca regala


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Today we are going to review a wine that was unexpectedly good from its very inception – a wine that still continues to delight wine lovers ever since – Feteasca Regala 2018 by Château Vartely. This is a single varietal feteasca regala wine, which is one of the most famous and most sought after indigenous grape varieties in Romania and Moldova. Feteasca regala means ‘royal maiden’ – a hybrid grape variety, made of feteasca alba and grasa de cotnari crossing, that produces crisp, dry and very aromatic white wines. 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: translucent
color: green
clarity: bright
hue/rim: yellow

intensity: rich
fruit profile: green fruits | citrus fruits
__green fruits: gooseberry | kiwi | green pear | green apple | green apricot
__citrus fruits: lime
fruit character: unripe

non fruit: floral | vegetal | herbal
__floral: camomile | marguerite daisy | meadow | acacia blossom
__vegetal: nettle | wormwood
__herbal: currant leaf
__wood: none
aroma: primary

sweetness: dry
acidity: high
alcohol: med(+)
tannin: medium
__grip: green
body: round
balance: fair
__dominant: acidity
complexity: moderate

fruit profile: green fruits | citrus fruits
fruit character: unripe
non fruit: floral | vegetal | herbal
finish: medium
aftertaste: crisp

CHÂTEAU VARTELY | Feteasca Regala | 2018
variety: feteasca regala
country: Moldova
region: Codru
rating: 90.5

maturity: in its prime
verdict: good | recommended
96x96This is definitely a good wine of Moldova and with a total of 90.5 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 nice feteasca regala wine that is right there, at the summit of its prime form – crisp, refreshing and extremely appealing – drink it now or in the next 3 to 6 months. The wine has a pronounced citrusy-floral accent, with a slightly zesty- green feel on the mouthfeel, mouth-watering acidity and just a touch of alcoholic warmth on the plate. The wine also has some quite nuanced herbal-vegetal hints that leads to a zingy mid-palate, firming beautifully on the finish, where the nuanced citrusy-floral flavors glide well alongside those subtle herbal notes. This is definitely one of the best feteasca regala wines ever made in Moldova.

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