CRAMA BAUER | Sauvignon Blanc | 2018
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Today we are going to review a wine that conquered our hearts from the first sip – Sauvignon Blanc 2018 by Crama Bauer. This is a single-varietal sauvignon blanc wine from Dealurile Olteniei vineyards in Romania. Sauvignon Blanc is a very old grape variety that makes crisp, dry, aromatic and herbaceous wines that are popular all over the world and its name translates from french as ‘wild white‘, which is in fact the essence of this variety – the wilderness. What makes it different from its peers are those unique herbaceous flavors, reminiscent of green bell pepper, currant leaf, gooseberry and fresh cut grass – all these flavors come from aromatic compounds called pyrazines. That said and without further ado, let’s move on straight to our tasting results.
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Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:

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//Visual
color: straw white color
clarity: pastel yellow hues

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//Olfactory
intensity: rich & citrusy
fruit profile: green fruits | citrus fruits
__green fruits: gooseberry | kiwi | wild apple | green apricot | wild pear
__citrus fruits: lemon | passion fruit | green grapefruit
fruit character: underripe & ripe

//Flavor
non fruit: herbaceous
__herbaceous: currant leaf | nettle | clover | lemongrass | fresh cut grass
__wood: none

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//Palate
sweetness: dry
acidity: high
alcohol: med(+)
tannin: med(-)
__grip: green
balance: good
__dominant: alcohol
body: light & lean | medium-

//Taste
fruit profile: green fruits & citrus fruits
fruit character: underripe & ripe
non fruit: herbaceous
finish: medium+
aftertaste: seedy-crisp

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//Scoring
CRAMA BAUER | Sauvignon Blanc | 2018
variety: sauvignon blanc
country: Romania
region: Dealurile Olteniei
rating: 92.3

//Conclusion
maturity: in its prime | drink now – do not age
verdict: fine | highly recommended
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96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Romania and with a total of 92.3 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 sauvignon blanc wine that is right there, at the peak of its form: refreshingly crisp, zesty and extremely appealing. It feels seedy, citrusy-fruity and fresh, with mouth-watering acidity and quite a touch of alcoholic warmth on the palate. The wine has a slightly-green palate and a fruity-herbaceous nose, with a pronounced seedy-crisp finale. Overall the wine tastes lean and nicely structured – a very refined sauvignon blanc wine indeed. We would recommend to drink this wine today, rather than tomorrow, in order to enjoy it before it hits the decline slope, as this is a true and, dare we say, classic sauvignon blanc wine that will do amazingly well on its own or paired with some fresh oysters. Cheers!

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