MEZALIMPE | Rose | 2019
cabernet sauvignon


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Today we are going to review a rosé wine that is still incognito on the the local market, as most of the wine lovers are unaware of its existence – Rose 2019 by Mezalimpe. This is a single varietal rosé wine, made of cabernet sauvignon grapes that were sourced from the famous Stefan Voda region and is produced in a limited edition of only 4800 bottles. This wine is the successor of the legendary Rose 2013 wine – the rosé that conquered the wine lover’s hearts and the one than was acknowledged as the best rosé of the 2013 vintage. The philosophy behind the bottle is to value as much as possible the natural potential offered by the variety in the context of the local terroir. 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
color: peach
clarity: clear
hue/rim: silver

intensity: rich
fruit profile: red fruits | sweet fruits | green fruits
__red fruits: red currant | cranberry | dried strawberry
__sweet fruits: quince | yellow apple | mirabelle prune | peach | nectarine | apricot | mango
__green fruits: gooseberry
fruit character: overripe | dried

non fruit: herbal
__herbal: straw grass | hay | pear leaf
__wood: none

sweetness: off dry
acidity: med(+)
alcohol: med(+)
tannin: none
__grip: smooth
body: round & lean
balance: good
__dominant: alcohol
complexity: simple

fruit profile: berry fruits | stone fruits
fruit character: ripe | overripe
non fruit: herbal | sweet
finish: medium
aftertaste: crisp & appealing

MEZALIMPE | Rose | 2019

variety: cabernet sauvignon
country: Moldova
region: Stefan Voda
rating: 91.5

maturity: in its prime | drink now
verdict: fine | highly recommended
96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Moldova and, with a total of 91.5 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 fine rosé wine that is right there, at the summit of its prime form: refreshingly crisp, fruity-herbal and extremely appealing, with a nuanced sweet accent, a touch of alcoholic warmth and lovely acidity. We would recommend to drink this wine today, as long as it’s still young and beautiful in order to enjoy it at its finest. The wine feels well balanced and nicely structured as it tastes round, lean and rich, with a very harmonious crisp and appealing finale. All in all, this is one of the best rosé wines we’ve tasted so far, a wine without any sharp edges on the palate – drink now or in the next 3-6 months.

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