DOMENIILE VORNICENI | Sauvignon Blanc | Private Estate | 2020
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Today we are going to review a single-varietal sauvignon blanc wine from the relatively cool Codru region of Moldova – Domeniile Vorniceni Sauvignon Blanc Private Estate 2020 by Divus Winery. 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: clear greenish hues

compound
//Olfactory
intensity: powerful & expressive
fruit profile: green fruits | citrus fruits
__green fruits: gooseberry | green apple | wild pear
__citrus fruits: lime | lemon | kiwi
fruit character: unripe & ripe

//Flavor
non fruit: herbaceous
__herbaceous: straw grass | asparagus | hay | lemongrass | currant leaf | green bell pepper | capsicum
primary layer: fruityherbaceous

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//Palate
sweetness: dry
acidity: high
alcohol: high
tannin: none
__grip: green
balance: fair
__dominant: acidity & alcohol
body: opulent & supple | light

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

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//Scoring
DOMENIILE VORNICENI | Sauvignon Blanc | Private Estate | 2020
variety: sauvignon blanc
country: Moldova
region: Codru
rating: 91.3

//Conclusion
maturity: in its prime | drink now
verdict: fine | highly recommended
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96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Moldova and with a total of 91.3 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 appealing sauvignon blanc wine: refreshingly crisp and zingy, with a nuanced, citrusy-herbaceous profile and a zesty finish. The wine is right there, at the peak of its prime, therefore we would recommend to drink it today rather than tomorrow, while it’s still young and fresh. On the nose the wine delivers slightly underripe green fruits and citrusy notes in the foreground, followed by a quite nuanced, herbaceous background. On the palate the wine feels light, lean and slightly opulent, with vibrant acidity and quite a touch of alcoholic warmth showing through on the mouthfeel. What this wine lacks, is a bit of finesse on the palate, as it tastes a hot and sharp, especially in the aftertaste. Overall this is a well structured and nicely balanced sauvignon blanc wine that will pair nicely with seafood dishes. Enjoy!

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