FÁUTOR | Blanca Cuvée | 2020
albariño | feteasca regala | pinot gris


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Today we are going to review a very special wine, one that took the local market by storm from day one – Blanca Cuvée 2020 by Fáutor Winery. This wine is a blend of albariño, feteasca regala and pinot gris grape varieties, where albariño (that makes 90% of the blend) forms the main body and structure, bringing in the process refreshing natural acidity, feteasca regala adds up-front richness and brings floral notes to the foreground, while pinot gris rounds up and smoothens the final blend. The grapes are sourced from the Romanesti area, in the Valul lui Traian wine region, while the wine’s blending formula is a statement, that this wine is designed to conquer hearts and minds of the wine lovers. 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:

color: pale green
clarity: silver-yellow hues

intensity: powerful
fruit profile: green fruits & citrus fruits
__green fruits: gooseberry | kiwi | green pear | green apple 
__citrus fruits: lime | lime zest | bergamot
fruit character: ripe

non fruit: herbal & sweet
__herbal: aloe vera | wormwood | nettle | meadow | currant leaf | fresh cut grass
__sweet: green pear candy
__wood: none

sweetness: dry
acidity: high
alcohol: med(+)
tannin: none
__grip: fine
balance: good
__dominant: acidity
body: lean & light

fruit profile: green fruits & citrus fruits
fruit character: unripe
non fruit: herbal
finish: med(+)
aftertaste: appealing & crisp

FÁUTOR | Blanca Cuvée | 2020
variety: albariño | feteasca regala | pinot gris
country: Moldova
region: Valul lui Traian
rating: 92.5

maturity: in its prime | drink now
verdict: great | a must try
96x96This is definitely a great wine of Moldova and with a total of 92.5 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 albariño-based wine blend, one that is right there, at the peak of its prime form: refreshingly crisp, zingy and extremely appealing. The wine is very light in body, with mouth-watering acidity and a very aromatic, fruity-herbal accent. It tastes crisp, light and very refreshing, with a citrusy-zesty finale and some subtle hints of minerality. This is a quite refined and elegant wine blend that is meant to be consumed young. We would recommend to drink this wine today in order to enjoy it at its finest, as this is definitely one of Moldova’s best white wines from the 2020 harvest: fresh and crisp, exactly what you’d expect from an albariño-based wine blend. Enjoy!

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