GITANA WINERY | La Petite Sophie | 2019
feteasca regala | chardonnay | riesling

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Today we are going to review a wine that has acquired a legendary status over the last decade – La Petite Sophie 2019 by Gitana Winery. This is the winemaker’s flagship white wine – a blend of three varieties: chardonnay, feteasca regala and riesling grape varieties, where chardonnay forms the wine’s main body and structure, feteasca regala brings floral hints to the foreground, while riesling adds up-front richness and the much desired freshness to the final blend. What makes this wine special is the fact that it is partially oaked, as the chardonnay variety has been aged for 4 months in oak barrels in order to gain more texture and complexity, while the other two varieties have been left unoaked, fresh and crisp. 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: deep yellow color
clarity: topaz-yellow hues

compound
//Olfactory
intensity: powerful & honeyed
fruit profile: sweet fruits | stone fruits
__sweet fruits: quince | pear | dried quince
__stone fruits: apricot | peach | nectarine | dried apricot
fruit character: overripe & dried

//Flavor
non fruit: floral | herbal | oak | sweet
__floral: honeysuckle | elderflower | linden flower
__herbal: straw grass | hay | lemongrass
__oak: caramel & vanilla
__sweet: honey | raisins | lemon candy
primary layer: fruit & sweet

graph
//Palate
sweetness: bone dry
acidity: medium+
alcohol: high
tannin: medium-
__grip: ripe
balance: good
__dominant: alcohol
body: supple & round | full body

//Taste
fruit profile: sweet fruits & stone fruits
fruit character: overripe & dried
non fruit: oaky & sweet
finish: medium
aftertaste: crisp & velvety

rate
//Scoring
GITANA WINERY | La Petite Sophie | 2019
variety: feteasca regala | chardonnay | riesling
country: Moldova
region: Valul lui Traian
rating: 93.0

//Conclusion
maturity: in its prime | drink now or in the next 2-3 years
verdict: great | a must try wine
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96x96This is definitely a great wine of Moldova and with a total of 93.0 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 round, ripe and supple wine blend, with an very appealing and expressive nose and a quite complex palate. The wine is right there, at the peak of its prime form, thus we would recommend to drink it now or within the next 2 or 3 years, in order to enjoy it at its finest, as we firmly believe that it is always better to drink a wine a year too soon than a day too late. On the nose the wine brings a mixture of overripe and dried sweet & stone fruits in the foreground, followed by a sweet and oaky background. On the palate the wine delivers well integrated acidity, ripe tannins and a touch of alcoholic warmth showing through on the mouthfeel, which forms a velvety-crisp aftertaste. All in all, this is a well structured and very nuanced wine blend – a wine that will pair nicely with mahi mahi fillets or some roasted turkey. Enjoy!

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