POIANA WINERY | Feteasca Alba | Brut | #
feteasca alba


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Tonight we are going to review a sparkling wine that was relatively recently revealed on the local market – Feteasca Alba Brut by Poiana Winery. This is a single-varietal feteasca alba sparkling wine, that has been produced in accordance to the italian transfer method, also called ‘methode Charmat‘. This method is mostly identical to the traditional method, except that the wines are not riddled and disgorged in the same authentic manner, instead, the bottles are emptied into a pressurized tank and after a short ageing period (usually between 45 to 60 days) the wine is sent through pressurized filters in order to remove the dead yeast particles (the lees). This is in fact one of the most used methods today, as it is less expensive and less tricky. That said, without further ado, let’s move on straight to the 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: silver-white

intensity: powerful
fruit profile: sweet fruits | stone fruits | citrus fruits
__sweet fruits: baked apple | quince | yellow pear
__citrus fruits: sweet lemon
__stone fruits: apricot | white cherry
fruit character: baked | overripe

non fruit: floral | herbal | sweet
__floral: honeysuckle
__herbal: straw grass | meadow
__sweet: quince jam| honey | candied quince | apple jam
__wood: none
aroma: primary | secondary

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

fruit profile: sweet fruits | stone fruits
fruit character: baked | overripe
non fruit: herbal | sweet
finish: medium
aftertaste: seedy-sweet

POIANA WINERY | Feteasca Alba | Brut | #
variety: feteasca alba
country: Moldova
region: Codru
rating: 91.1

maturity: on the rise
verdict: fine | highly recommended
96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Moldova and with a total of 91.1 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 fine sparkling wine indeed – one that is still on the rise: crisp, round and lean, with an extremely fruity profile and a pronounced sweet accent. It might lack some elegance and overall harmony between its elements, yet it feels quite nicely well balanced and very appealing – a real crowd-pleaser. We would recommend to drink it today or in the next 1 to 2 years from now, as this wine is not meant for long term bottle ageing, as it mostly feels supple, expressive and slightly floral – not the exact traits one would usually associate with ageing potential. This wine is as simple as it is good: straight-forward, without too much complexity, definitely on the sweet side – a fine sparkling wine that can be enjoyed by everyone, from wine enthusiasts to wine geeks or experts. Just try one and enjoy. Cheers!

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