Bostavan DOR White 2018, Moldova
Feteasca Alba, Chardonnay | 13.0% abv | Vegetarian
Bostavan, owned by Purcari, is a 600 hectare estate that aims to introduce the global export market to Moldovan wines via a series of blends with more familiar, international varieties. The fruit has been selected from vines in the Onesti microzone in central Moldova and the larger Etulia microzone in the Trajan Valley to the south. The wines are fermented in stainless steel to retain fruitiness and freshness. The grape ‘Feteasca Alba’ translates to ‘White Maiden’ and refers to the bright, white grapes. The variety has a naturally high sugar content, giving the wine a roundness with tropical fruit and peach notes; the leaner Chardonnay in the blend adds green apple notes. There’s a hint of honey on the finish. Superb with creamy pasta dishes.