FÁUTOR | Aurore | Feteasca Regala | 2017

Tonight we are going to review a very noble wine, that has just been released on the market this past summer – AuroreFeteasca Regala 2017 by Fáutor Winery. This is a single varietal feteasca regala wine, which is one of the best known and most sought after indigenous grape varieties of Romania and Moldova. Feteasca regala means ‘royal maiden’ and is a hybrid of feteasca alba and grasa de cotnari, that produces crisp, dry and very aromatic white wines. This wine is part of the Aurore wine series, which is made of wines that are able to reflect the terroir of the Valul lui Traian wine region. But enough with the theory side, 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 feteasca regala wine that is right on the summit of its prime form – crisp, expressive and elegant – drink it now or in the next 9-12 months. The wine has a green-tannic grip on the mouthfeel, which leads to a rough mid-palate, firming beautifully on the finish, where the nuanced citrusy-mineral flavors glide well alongside those subtle herbal notes. In order to complement the wine’s aromatics, we would suggest to pair it with seafood dishes that are rich in natural fat, like for example pan-seared mahi-mahi with lime marinade or lemon-grilled tuna steak. Enjoy!