VINARTE | Soare | Blanc de Noir | 2020
cabernet sauvignon

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Today we are also going to review a very intriguing white wine from the Samburesti vineyards in southern Romania, a wine that we were eager to try for a very long time – Soare Blanc de Noir 2020 by Domaine Vinarte. This wine is made out of cabernet sauvignon grapes, which are black in color, therefore in order to produce a white wine from red grape varieties, the ‘Blanc de Noir‘ technique is applied, where the juice from the grapes is separated from the skins as soon as possible in order to avoid pigmentation of the grape must. The resulting wine is very similar to a regular white wine, because the pulp of the cabernet sauvignon berries is grey and as so, it has no color to be extracted. To put it more simply, red grapes are vinified using the white wines technique, with gentle pressing and with no maceration. But enough theory, 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: transparent straw-white color
clarity: pale greenish shades

compound
//Olfactory
intensity: rich & elegant
fruit profile: green fruits | citrus fruits | tropical fruits
__green fruits: gooseberry | green pear | green apple
__citrus fruits: kiwi | lime | green grapefruit | bergamot
__tropical fruits: passion fruit | fresh figs
fruit character: underripe & ripe

//Flavor
non fruit: herbal | sweet
__herbal: currant leaf | meadow | green tea | sencha
__sweet: pear candy | lime candy 
primary layer: fruit

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//Palate
sweetness: dry
acidity: high
alcohol: medium+
tannin: low
__grip: ripe
balance: good
__dominant: none
body: lean | medium-

//Taste
fruit profile: green fruits & citrus fruits
fruit character: underripe & ripe
non fruit: herbal & sweet
finish: medium+
aftertaste: crisp & velvety

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//Scoring
VINARTE | Soare | Blanc de Noir | 2020
variety: cabernet sauvignon
country: Romania | Muntenia
region: Samburesti
rating: 94.4

//Conclusion
maturity: in its prime | drink now
verdict: great | a must try wine
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96x96This is definitely a great wine of Romania and with a total of 94.4 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 gorgeous wine – one of the best we’ve tasted so far – a wine that is right there, at the peak of its form and one that should be enjoyed today, as it is not meant for long term ageing. It feels crisp, ripe and extremely appealing, with a nuanced fruity-citrusy profile and a pleasingly seedy finale. On the palate the wine delivers mouth-watering acidity and well integrated alcoholic level, which makes it taste elegant and plush. On the nose the wine starts with green and citrus fruits in the foreground, followed by a mesmerizing herbaceous layer right before those nuanced candy-tropical notes in the background. All in all, this is a wine with an excellent structure and a fine balance on the mouthfeel, which makes it feel fresh, rich and harmonious – a wine that will do nicely alongside any fresh seafood dishes.

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