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TRY IT TUESDAY – Moldova Wines Tasting #wines #moldova

TRY IT TUESDAY – Moldova Wines Tasting

If you love wine like I do, you probably look for events that allow you to try wines from different regions.

I attended a wine tasting of wines from Moldova because that area is not one that commonly associated with having vineyards and I wondered how wines tasted from that country.

The tasting was held at Flynn’s on Maxwell. The presenter Sergio is from Moldova and has been committed to introducing their fine wines to the US.

Wine: Crisecco (sparkling wine)
Grape Variety: Feteasca Alba 90% (Moldova variety), Muscat 10%
Aroma: hint of citrus
Taste: Light sweet, very bubbly
TOW: This was fine. If you like prosecco, you will like this. Pairs well with fruit.

Wine: Feteasca Regala (white dry wine)
Grape Variety: Feteasca Regala 100% (Moldova variety)
Aroma: Light fruity notes
Taste: Crisp, medium finish, smooth, not too dry, notes of peach and lemon
TOW: If you are looking for a pinot grigio, you will like this.

Wine: Rose de Purcari (Rose dry wine)
Grape Variety: Rara Neagra 15% (Moldovan variety) Merlot 35% Cabernet Sauvignon 50%
Aroma: Berries, especially strawberry
Taste: Earthy, medium body, long finish, dry but not overly so
TOW: Because of the long finish, I think this is better with cheese.

Wine: Rara Neagra de Purcari (Aged red dry wine)
Grape Variety: Rara Neagra 100% (Moldovan variety)
Aroma: Fruity and vanilla notes
Taste: Strong oaky flavor, full body, long finish, velvety taste
TOW: If you like dry red wines, you will love this.

Wine: Cuvee Rouge (Aged red dry wine)
Grape Variety: Rara Neagra 5% (Moldovan variety) Saperavi 15% (Eastern Europe variety) Merlot 30% Cabernet Sauvignon 50%
Aroma: Fruity and smoky notes
Taste: Strong flavor, full body, long finish, velvety taste
TOW: This is more of a classic blend and pairs well with red meat or pasta dishes.

TOW Final Word: I thoroughly enjoyed the wine tasting, learning about Moldova, and was glad to find Crissesco. I do love a nice bubbly wine!

****TOW comment: I was cleaning out my drafts and couldn’t find my photos from this event. The wines were delicious though!

Vines to Wines Academy #wine tasting at Bermudas #GreenwoodSC #LakeGreenwood #connectlakegreenwood

This Foodie Friday is all about WINE!!!

I attended a Vines-to-Wines Academy wine tasting at Bermudas (The Links at Stoney Point) and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

We were tasting white wines and this is a list of what we tasted and my opinion of each. We had a scorecard that we use to measure how we felt about different aspects of the one and I found this really helped me to be able to explain in wine characteristic terms what I thought of it.

Here are my notes:

Wine name: Riesling
Producer: Loosen Brothers, Germany
Vintage: 2014
TOW Opinion: I thought this was lightly sweet and very aromatic. It was a light body with a fresh taste to it. I would say it was very flavorful with hints of lemon, lime, and green apple. It had a medium finish.


Wine name: Sauvignon Blanc
Producer: Kim Crawford, New Zealand
Vintage: 2016
TOW Opinion: This one was also aromatic with fruity, citrus fresh aroma. I thought it was dry and medium body. In terms of acidity, it was tart with a powerful shark bite to it. The flavors tasted were grapefruit and melon, with a long finish.

Wine name: Chenin Blanc
Producer: M-A-N family wines, South Africa
Vintage: 2016
TOW Opinion: This had a moderate aroma intensity and smelled sweet with Honey notes. It was a medium sweet wine with a crisp taste. I tasted flavors of quince, apple, and citrus. Other people said they tasted tropical fruit. It had a medium finish.

TOW Final Word: My favorite was the Sauvignon Blanc. I loved the fresh citrus flavors and even though it was tart, it was not bitter.

If you get a chance to attend a Vines to Wines Academy wine tasting, you should go. It was very informative and helped me understand the nuanced flavor of wines.