DOMENIILE FRANCO-ROMANE | Vigneron | Chardonnay | 2016
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Today we are going to review a single-varietal chardonnay wine that comes from the famous Dealu Mare region in MunteniaVigneron Chardonnay 2016 by Domeniile Franco-Române. Chardonnay is one of the world’s most popular grape variety, regarded by many as ‘The Queen of Whites‘, prized for its ability to produce top-quality wines in a wide range of climates and terroirs. Stylistically, there are two main types of chardonnay: one one hand we have the classic, oak-aged style, creamy and rich, whereas on the other hand there’s the crisp, unoaked style. This particular wine is from the second category: an unoaked chardonnay wine, which means that the it was matured in stainless steel tanks in order to preserve the varietal characteristics of the chardonnay grape variety – in other words the wine has been crafted in a pure Chablis style and it was signed by Burgundy oenologist, Denis Thomas. 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: medium-deep yellow color
clarity: clear straw-yellow hues

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

//Flavor
non fruit: oxidation
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oxidation: almond | cashew | hay | straw grass | pear leaf
primary layer: fruit

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//Palate
sweetness: dry
acidity: medium
alcohol: high
tannin: medium
__grip: ripe
balance: good
__dominant: alcohol
body: round | medium

//Taste
fruit profile: sweet fruits
fruit character: ripe
non fruit: oxidative
finish: medium+
aftertaste: velvety

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//Scoring
DOMENIILE FRANCO-ROMANE | Vigneron | Chardonnay | 2016
variety: chardonnay
country: Romania
region: Dealu Mare
rating: 92.8

//Conclusion
maturity: past its prime | drink now or in the next 12 months
verdict: fine | highlyrecommended
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96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Romania and with a total of 92.8 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 wine, in fact this is one of the best chardonnay we’ve tasted so far, yet a wine that is already past the peak of its prime form: round, firm and very appealing. It has the typicity that reminds us of some of the best Chablis whites: creamy and unctuous, with slightly flabby acidity and a touch of alcohol warmth showing through on the mouthfeel. On the nose the wine delivers sweet fruits and citrusy notes in the foreground, supported by a a very nuanced layer of oxidative notes in the background. On the palate it tastes round and smooth, with a very nice structure, thus making it feel harmonious and complex. All in all, this is a voluptuous and velvety chardonnay wine: typic on the nose and classic on the palate – exactly what you’d expect from a full-bodied, old-world chardonnay. Enjoy!

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