CASA DE VINURI COTNARI | Colocviu la Moscova | Grasa de Cotnari | 2020
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Today we are also going to review a single varietal grasa de cotnari wine from eastern Romania, more precisely from the Cotnari vineyards in MoldovaColocviu la Moscova Grasa de Cotnari 2020 by Casa de Vinuri Cotnari. Grasa de Cotnari is a very old romanian variety, cultivated from ancient times in western Moldova and responsible for the once-famous sweet wines of Cotnari. It is a drought-sensitive variety, with medium resistance to frost, low resistance to powdery mildew and particularly sensitive to grey rot fungus. It can be vinified in a the whole range of wine styles, from dry and semi-dry, to sweet and even noble rot sweet wines. This wine is part of the Colocviu wine range that is made only using romanian indigenous grape varieties. 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 yellow color
clarity: pale pastel yellow hues

compound
//Olfactory
intensity: rich & herbal
fruit profile: yellow fruits
__yellow fruits: pear | quince | apple | asian pear
fruit character: ripe

//Flavor
non fruit: herbal
__herbal: straw grass | hay | meadow | daffodil | marguerite daisy | jasmine | chamomile | arugula
primary layer: herbaceous

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//Palate
sweetness: dry
acidity: medium+
alcohol: medium+
tannin: low
__grip: fine
balance: good
__dominant: none
body: wide | medium-

//Taste
fruit profile: yellow fruits
fruit character: underripe
non fruit: herbs
finish: medium
aftertaste: lush & appealing

rate
//Scoring
CASA DE VINURI COTNARI | Colocviu la Moscova | Grasa de Cotnari | 2020
variety: grasa de cotnari
country: Romania | Moldova
region: Cotnari
rating: 91.7

//Conclusion
maturity: in its prime | drink now
verdict: fine | highly recommended
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96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Romania and with a total of 91.7 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 fine grasa de cotnari wine that is right there, at the peak of its form: refreshing, round and light. It feels lean and supple, with crisp acidity and a touch of alcoholic warmth showing through on the mouthfeel. The wine has a medium- body and a meadowy-herbaceous accent, both on the nose and on the palate. The nose is a mixture of ripe yellow fruits and herbal notes in the foreground, followed by subtle floral hints in the background. Overall this is a nicely structured and well balanced wine with an appealingly-seedy finish. We would recommend to drink this wine today, as long as it’s still young and beautiful in order to enjoy it at its finest and pair it with pear and arugula salad with blue cheese. Cheers!

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