LARGA VALLEY | Larga | Pinot Noir | 2018
pinot noir


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Today we are going to review a single varietal pinot noir wine from the Valul lui Traian region, in the south-west of Moldova – Larga Pinot Noir 2018 by Larga Valley – a new name on the local wine market. Pinot Noir is the most sought after wine, a variety that is very difficult to grow, as the grape itself is vulnerable, suffering from a variety of diseases and its genetics make it highly susceptible to mutation. Despite the difficulty in growing the grape, pinot noir is capable of producing the very best expressions of terrior and in fact, this is the sole reason why pinot noir is so much appreciated all over the world. 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
colour: ruby
clarity: hazy
hue/rim: garnet


intensity: rich
fruit profile: black fruits | red fruits
__black fruits: blackcurrant | blackberry | black plum | black cherry
red fruits: sour cherry
fruit character: ripe

non fruit: spice | oak
__spice: red pepper | black pepper | nutmeg | cloves
__oak: roasted oakwood | tobacco | cherry tree wood
__wood: new / medium
aroma: primary | secondary

sweetness: dry
acidity: med(+)
alcohol: med(+)
tannin: medium
__grip: ripe
body: round | medium
balance: fair
__dominant: acidity & alcohol
complexity: moderate

fruit profile: black fruits
fruit character: ripe
non fruit: spice | oak
finish: med(+)
aftertaste: bitter-seedy

LARGA VALLEY | Larga | Pinot Noir | 2018

variety: pinot noir
country: Moldova
region: Valul lui Traian
rating: 90.3

maturity: youthful | on the rise
verdict: good | recommended
96x96This is definitely a good wine of Moldova and, with a total of 90.3 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 good pinot noir wine with a nuanced fruity-spicy accent – a wine that is still too young, as it has yet to reach its prime form, thus one that can age for another year or two in the bottle. It tastes seedy, tart and bitter, with a touch of alcoholic warmth showing through on the mouthfeel and tannic-green, slightly spicy finale. The wine feels round but rough at the same time, with a quite muscular palate and very nuanced, even overwhelming acidity, that makes the fine taste crisp and firm. With a ripe tannic grip and a quite extracted spicy profile, this wine does not lack in complexity nor structure, it is in fact one of the boldest pinot noir wines.
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