DOMENIUL COROANEI | Principesa Margareta | 2018
viognier | pinot gris | chardonnay

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Today we are going to review a very intriguing and quite unique wine that has acquired a legendary status over the last decade – Principesa Margareta 2018 by Domeniul Coroanei Segarcea. This is the winemaker’s flagship white blend, made of grapes sourced from the famous Segarcea vineyards – a blend of viognier, pinot gris and chardonnay grape varieties, where viognier forms the main body and structure, while pinot gris and chardonnay adds up-front richness, sweet fruits and floral notes on the nose. What makes this wine really special is the fact that the viognier variety has been partially aged in oak and acacia barriques and partially left unoaked (which makes it a blend of 3 individually vinified viognier wines), while the other two varieties have been left unoaked, fresh and crisp. This wine has been crafted on personal request of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta of Romania and today it is one of the most desired romanian wines. That said and without further ado, let’s take a look at the wine 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: pale yellow color
clarity: bright green hues

compound
//Olfactory
intensity: powerful & oaky
fruit profile: sweet fruits | citrus fruits
__sweet fruits: quince | pear | apricot
__citrus fruits: lemon | grapefruit
fruit character: ripe

//Flavor
non fruit: floral | oak | lactic
__floral: acacia blossom
__oak: vanilla | dried oakwood | white pepper | acacia wood
__lactic: bread crust | humus | brie | panna cotta
__wood: new | light toast

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//Palate
sweetness: dry
acidity: high
alcohol: med(+)
tannin: med(-)
__grip: ripe
balance: good
__dominant: none
body: round | medium+

//Taste
fruit profile: sweet fruits & citrus fruits
fruit character: ripe
non fruit: oak & lactic
finish: medium+
aftertaste: soft & smooth

rate
//Scoring
DOMENIUL COROANEI | Principesa Margareta | 2018
variety: viognier | pinot gris | chardonnay
country: Romania
region: Segarcea
rating: 93.5

//Conclusion
maturity: in its prime | drink now
verdict: great | a must try wine

//Prediction
RP rating: 90
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96x96This is definitely a great wine of Romania and with a total of 93.5 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 really great white blend that is right there, at the summit of its prime form – a wine that could resist another 12 months of bottle ageing in proper conditions. It tastes smooth, round and very complex, with a nuanced fruity-oaky foreground, supported by some very elegant, floral notes in the background. The wine feels rich, plump and voluptuous, with mouth-watering acidity and just a touch of alcoholic warmth on the mouthfeel. This is a well structured and harmonious wine blend that has a quite delightful aromatic profile, displaying some very elegant and mesmerizing vanilla & acacia hints on the nose. Our suggestion is to drink this wine today rather than tomorrow, as we firmly believe that it is always better to drink a wine a year too soon than a day too late. Enjoy!

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