With its apple, peach and stony lemon character, this stylish Chardonnay delivers impressive finesse for the money. It comes from an award winning winery in Moldova, a 2,000 year old wine region with ideal conditions for elegant, modern whites.
Since its launch a decade or so ago, Albastrele has amassed awards throughout Europe for every vintage. With the richness and elegance of good white Burgundy from the Mâconnais, Albastrele Chardonnay has been described as ,a great surprise, and ,a wonderful find, by one Top 25 reviewer online. Just goes to show how idyllic the climate is in Moldova, producing as it does naturally organic fruit. A wine region for 2,000 years, in the 18th and 19th centuries Moldova was ,Vineyard to the Tsars,. Made with hand picked grapes at the Tvarditsa Estate, Albastrele is named after the cornflowers that carpet the vineyards in spring. Winemaker Vladimir Lazariuc'sChardonnay has crisp citrus and apricot character. Lovely solo or with chicken or pork.