DIWINETY | Calliope | 2021
feteasca regala

DIWINETY_Calliope_2021

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Today we are going to review a very special wine that took over our hearts from the very first sip, a wine that took the local market by storm from day one – Calliope 2021 by DiWinety. This is a single varietal feteasca regala wine, which is one of the most famous and sought after grape variety in both, Romania and Moldova. Feteasca Regala (which translates as ‘royal maiden‘) has been discovered near Sighisoara (Transylvania) in 1920 and is a grape variety that has been obtained by crossing of feteasca alba and grasa de cotnari indigenous grape varieties. It produces crisp, dry and very aromatic white wines. The grapes for this particular wine are sourced from the Codru wine region, but what makes this wine really unique, is the fact that it has been aged for 8 months in 500-liters hybrid barrels, made out of pine tree and acacia wood staves. Needless to mention that this wine has been produced in a very limited edition of only 500 bottles (ours was the bottle #404) and sold out immediately after its market release. 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: pastel-greenish hues

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

//Flavor
non fruit: floral | sweet | other
__floral: acacia flower | pine buds | honeysuckle | jasmine
__sweet: pear drops | lemon candy
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other: meadow | lemongrass
primary layer: fruity-floral

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//Palate
sweetness: bone dry
acidity: high
alcohol: medium+
tannin: low
__grip: green
balance: good
__dominant: acidity
body: supple | medium

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

rate
//Scoring
DIWINETY | Calliope | 2021
variety: feteasca regala
country: Moldova
region: Codru
rating: 92.9

//Conclusion
maturity: developing | drink now or within one year
verdict: fine | a highly recommended wine
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96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Moldova and with a total of 92.9 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 feteasca regala wine that feels refreshingly crisp, with an expressive nose and a citrusy-steely palate. The wine is still developing but very close to its peak form, thus we would recommend to drink it now or within the next year 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 ripe green fruits and citrus in the foreground, followed by a sweet and floral background. On the palate the wine delivers exuberant acidity, a touch of green tannins and well integrated alcoholic warmth that is showing through on the mouthfeel, which evolves into a velvety-crisp aftertaste. All in all, this is a quite supple, lean and zesty feteasca regala wine with a very appealing mouthfeel – a wine that will pair nicely with mahi mahi fillets or a green pear and meyer lemon salad. Enjoy!

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