The wine we are going to review today is quite special – Surori 2017 by Gitana Winery. This is a rosé blend made of saperavi and rara neagra grape varieties, which are two of the most seldom used varieties in a rosé wine. The wine is named after the two sisters, Liliana and Iuliana Dulgher, also pointing at the two varieties picked for the blend – one flamboyant and expressive and the other delicate and subtle. With grapes harvested by hand in the Valul lui Traian region, this wine is intended to capture the character of its area of origin. But enough theory, without further ado, let’s get straight to the tasting!
This is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 90.5 points scored it is right there, among the best wines we’ve tasted so far. Please click on the chart icon on the left in order to get to the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines we’ve tasted to date.
Conclusion: this is a very fine and expressive rosé wine that has yet to reach its prime form, therefore we would suggest 6 to 9 more months of bottle ageing. Due to those two unusual grape varieties used in the blend, this is not an ordinary rosé wine, not at all – this is one of the few full-bodied rosé wines we’ve ever tasted. We believe that this wine style is a perfect match for light desserts or creamy seafood dishes, like for example crème brûlée, shrimp saganaki or lobster tails with honey & garlic butter sauce. Enjoy!