- White Still, Dry
- Moldova, Valul lui Traian
- 840 UAH, 370 MDL
Orange Traminer comes from various plots covering 8 hectares in total. The juice is fermented with skins on lees for 35 days. Clarification and fermentation take place in stainless steel vessels at a controlled temperature of 15˚C – 17˚C. Then the wine is aged in stainless steel tanks for 12 months. 2932 bottles produced.
2023-07-18 - 7.50
Wine #3 on Vinul Moldovei Vol. 1.
Despite the name, I am pretty sure it’s Gewürztraminer and not Savagnin. It has a perfumed and expressive bouquet of rosé petals jam, beeswax, orange oil, wood polisher and calendula. With time it reveals candied zest, dried apricot and dried paint with nicely weaved VA. And while it’s interesting in the nose, the mouthfeel is suffering the bane of many Moldovan wines - high alcohol. The wine feels heavy. On the other hand, the tannins are gentle and the aftertaste is long and flavourful.
The target audience is not clear to me. It’s intriguing and playful in the nose, but the palate suggests some heavy family dinner. All in all, I have one question. Where is my mămăligă cu brânză?