DOMENIILE DAVIDESCU | Viorica & Pinot Grigio | 2019
viorica | pinot gris


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Today we are also going to review a wine that has been released on the local market relatively recently – Viorica & Pinot Grigio 2019 by Domeniile Davidescu. This wine is a blend of pinot gris and viorica grape varieties, where pinot gris is responsible for the main body and structure, while viorica adds more flavour and build up the aromatics foreground. The grapes are sourced from the famous Valul lui Traian region and are grown mostly on clay and loam soils. The producer’s aim is to mix tradition with technology by producing crisp and easy to drink wines that will deliver freshness and up-front richness to any table. 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: straw-white
clarity: clear
hue/rim: yellow

intensity: rich
fruit profile: sweet fruits | citrus fruits | stone fruits
__sweet fruits: yellow pear | wild pear
__citrus fruits: sweet lemon
__stone fruits: apricot | yellow mirabelle
fruit character: overripe

non fruit: floral | herbal
__floral: linden flower | elderflower | marguerite daisy | rose petals
__herbal: wormwood | meadow
__wood: none

sweetness: off dry
acidity: med(+)
alcohol: med(+)
tannin: low
__grip: green
body: opulent & round
balance: fair
__dominant: alcohol
complexity: simple

fruit profile: sweet fruits | stone fruits
fruit character: overripe
non fruit: floral | herbal
finish: med(+)
aftertaste: seedy-crisp

DOMENIILE DAVIDESCU | Viorica & Pinot Grigio | 2019
variety: viorica | pinot gris
country: Moldova
region: Valul lui Traian
rating: 90.0

maturity: in its prime | drink now
verdict: good | recommended
96x96This is definitely a good wine of Moldova and with a total of 90.0 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 crisp and quite aromatic wine blend that is right there, at the summit of its prime form – a wine that should not be aged and enjoyed today rather than tomorrow. It feels quite lush, appealing and refreshingly zesty, with a nuanced citrusy-floral profile, overwhelming alcoholic warmth on the mouthfeel and a seedy-green finale. This a quite opulent, lean and round wine, with some nuanced notes of overripe sweet and stone fruits and a quite thin, fair and simple body. What this wine lacks is just a bit of structure and harmony between its components. All in all, the wine feels a bit off the balance, mostly due to the alcohol and insistent acidity, which makes it a perfect food pairing partner for flavoured fish dishes, like for example oven-baked salmon or grilled dorada.

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