VINARIA DIN VALE | Motive | Rosé | 2019
cabernet sauvignon


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Today we are going to review a rosé wine with the label Made in Moldova that was relatively recently released on the local market – Motive Rosé 2019 by Vinaria din Vale. This rosé wine is made of cabernet sauvignon grapes that were sourced from the famous Valul lui Traian region. The philosophy behind the bottle is to value as much as possible the natural potential offered by the land and variety. Rosé wines are usually made by the ‘saignee method‘, when the juice of red wine is strained from its skins before it becomes too dark, therefore the winemaker has to remove the red grape skins (the source of the red pigment) when the wine reaches the perfect color. 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: translucent
color: salmon
clarity: clear
hue/rim: silver

intensity: rich
fruit profile: red fruits | stone fruits | berry fruits
__red fruits: red currant | cranberry | red cherry | red apple
__stone fruits: red mirabelle | red plum
__berry fruits: raspberry | goji berry | wolfberry | berberry
fruit character: ripe

non fruit: none
__wood: none

sweetness: dry
acidity: med(+)
alcohol: high
tannin: low
__grip: ripe
body: lean | medium
balance: fair
__dominant: alcohol
complexity: simple

fruit profile: berry fruits | red fruits
fruit character: ripe
non fruit: none
finish: med(+)
aftertaste: bitter-seedy

VINARIA DIN VALE | Motive | Rosé | 2019

variety: cabernet sauvignon
country: Moldova
region: Valul lui Traian
rating: 90.2

maturity: drink now | in its prime
verdict: good | recommended
96x96This is definitely a good wine of Moldova and, with a total of 90.2 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 rosé wine that is right there, at the summit of its prime form: refreshingly crisp, slightly seedy and quite appealing, with a nuanced fruity accent and a slightly angular mouthfeel. We would recommend to drink this wine today rather than tomorrow, as long as it’s still young and beautiful in order to enjoy it at its finest. Towards the end of the palate the wine brings a touch of alcoholic warmth and overall it feels supple, lean and nicely balanced, lacking maybe just a bit of harmony and finesse. All in all, this is quite nice rosé wine with a medium+ body, moderate complexity and some hints of seedy tannins on the aftertaste.

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