LARGA VALLEY | Chardonnay – Feteasca Alba – Alb de Onitcani | 2019
chardonnay | feteasca alba | alb de onitcani

LARGA_VALLEY_ChardonnayFeteascaAlba_Alb_deOnitcani_2019

We will be evaluating wines in no particular order on no particular schedule. Just stay tuned and you will never miss our reviews. If the wine is tasted more than once, the rating table will be updated so as to reflect all the new impressions and observations.

Today we are going to review another wine that has been released relatively recently on the local market – Chardonnay – Feteasca Alba – Alb de Onitcani 2019 by by Larga Valley. This wine is a blend of three grape varieties: chardonnay which forms the main body and structure, feteasca alba which brings elegance and those authentic wild floral flavours, and alb de onitcani which enhances the wine’s flavour profile and builds up the aromatic background. The grapes are sourced from the famous Valul lui Traian wine region in the Larga river valley. 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:
LARGA_VALLEY_ChardonnayFeteascaAlba_Alb_deOnitcani_2019_review

sight
//Visual
concentration: pale
color: straw-yellow
clarity: clear
hue/rim: silver-white

compound
//Olfactory
intensity: rich
fruit profile: sweet fruits | citrus fruits | stone fruits
__sweet fruits: pear | quince | asian pear | white apple
__citrus fruits: sweet lemon | white grapefruit
__stone fruits: apricot
fruit character: ripe

//Flavor
non fruit: floral | sweet | other
__floral: elderflower | daffodil | marguerite daisy
__sweet: pear candy
__other: almonds
__wood: none

graph
//Palate
sweetness: dry
acidity: medium
alcohol: med(+)
tannin: low
__grip: green
body: opulent & lean
balance: fair
__dominant: alcohol
complexity: simple

//Taste
fruit profile: sweet fruits | citrus fruits
fruit character: unripe
non fruit: floral
finish: medium
aftertaste: bitter-crisp

rate
//Scoring
LARGA VALLEY | Chardonnay – Feteasca Alba – Alb de Onitcani | 2019
variety: chardonnay | feteasca alba | alb de onitcani
country: Moldova
region: Valul lui Traian
rating: 89.7

//Conclusion
maturity: in its prime | drink now
verdict: fair | not bad
___________________________________________________________________________
96x96This is definitely a fair wine of Moldova and with a total of 89.7 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 lean and quite opulent wine blend that is right there, at the summit of its prime form – a wine that should not be aged any further and enjoyed today rather than tomorrow. It feels wide, lush and slightly seedy, with a nuanced citrusy-floral profile, overwhelming acidity and alcoholic warmth on the mouthfeel. This a very fair and round wine, with appealing floral notes and a quite thin body. What this wine lacks is some structure and character on the palate. All in all, the wine feels bitter-crisp and a bit off the balance, mostly due to overwhelming alcohol and acidity, which makes it a very good pairing partner for flavoured seafood dishes, like for example baked salmon or dorada fillets with garlic and lemon dressing.
LARGA_VALLEY_ChardonnayFeteascaAlba_Alb_deOnitcani_2019_profilex_the_color

___________________________________________________________________________
© The WineStatistics ratings are based solely on our own knowledge of the world of wine and on our personal wine tastes, which may, or may not, differ from yours – the reader. Just remember that there are no absolutes of right and wrong in wine appreciation.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s