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chardonnay

MAESTRO_BlancDeBlancs_AlbExtraBrut

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Today we are also going to review a ‘Blanc de Blancs‘ sparkling wine from Moldova – Maestro Blanc de Blancs Alb Extra Brut by Imperial Vin. This is a single-varietal sparkling wine, made only with chardonnay grapes and produced by the non-traditional tank method, also called méthode charmat – the same way as the famous Prosecco wines are made. The main difference between the tank method and the traditional method is the removal of the individual bottle for second fermentation, instead, the wines are fermented into large steel tanks. Sparkling wines produced by the tank method have a much more fresh character with less pronounced yeasty flavors. While this method is more affordable compared to the traditional method (and as thus, it is more popular with lower quality wines), it is still used for fine sparkling winemaking. But, enough theory – that said and without further ado, let’s move on straight to the 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 yellow color
clarity: bright yellow hues

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//Olfactory
intensity: rich & yeasty
fruit profile: sweet fruits | stone fruits
__sweet fruits: pear | yellow apple | wild apple | asian pear
__stone fruits: white pluot | yellow mirabelle | apricot | peach
fruit character: ripe

//Flavor
non fruit: herbal | yeasty
__herbal: straw grass | hay
__yeasty: yeast | bread crust | crème brûlée | brioche | butter | dough
primary layer: fruity-earthy

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

//Taste
fruit profile: green fruits & citrus
fruit character: underripe
non fruit: yeast
finish: medium
aftertaste: crisp & zesty

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//Scoring
MAESTRO | Blanc de Blancs | Alb Extra Brut | #
variety: chardonnay
country: Moldova
region: Valul lui Traian
rating: 91.1

//Conclusion
maturity: developing | drink now or within 2 years
verdict: fine | highly recommended
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96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Moldova and with a total of 91.1 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 crisp and zesty sparkling wine that is quite close to the peak of its form, therefore we would recommend to drink it today or within the next 2 years. On the nose the wine brings a mixture of sweet fruits and nuanced yeasty notes in the foreground, followed by ripe stone fruits and some subtle herbaceous hints in the background. On the palate the wine delivers exuberant acidity and a nice touch of alcoholic warmth that is showing through on the mouthfeel, which evolve into a crisp and zesty aftertaste. All in all, this is a quite zingy, racy and slightly green sparkling wine with some hints of future finesse – a wine that does not lack structure, yet a wine that feels slightly angular at the moment. We believe that this wine that will pair nicely with creamy dishes, like for example fresh oysters or oven-baked calamari rings. Cheers!

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