BOSTAVAN | Via Etulia | Chardonnay | 2011


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We are continuing to review Wine of Moldova and we’re still on the white wine theme, but this time it’s the noblest of all whites – chardonnay. It was really hard choosing one from the vast array of chardonnay wine available on the market, but as the saying goes, the greater the effort, the sweeter the reward, and we were rewarded in full with the wine we’ve chosen – Via Etulia Chardonnay 2011 from Bostavan.

Let’s take a deeper look at the tasting notes and the wine’s review statistics:


The wine has a bright, pure yellow color, with a translucent white-green rim-color.


The nose is rich with no signs of wine faults. The first nose is sharp and insistent and it brings notes of sweet fruits and honey – yellow apple, baked peach, honey, butter, elderflower and even straw grass.


The wine is dry, with no hints of residual sugar, moderate alcohol and high to strong acidity. Medium tannin level makes it taste a little bitter and fresh, but the dominant element here is acidity – it makes the wine taste zesty and even tart. The overall balance is good – the wine is really refreshing with a quite complex body.


The wine has a long finish and a velvety-smooth aftertaste, with just a hint of bitterness.

chartsThis is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 88.5 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.

Last but not least, it is to be mentioned that we’ve been quite impressed by this wine – on one side it’s a classic, barrel fermented chardonnay, but on the other side it has quite a refreshing, zesty acidity – and as a result, the wine tastes creamy and refreshing at the same time. It will make a perfect match for sea fruits and white sauce based foods. But the most important thing here is that it’s worth every penny spent on it.

WineStatistics tasting results:

Via Etulia | Chardonnay | 2011

grape: | chardonnay |

region: Moldova | Valul lui Traian

overall rating: | 88.5 |

conclusion: fine | highly recommended



(c) The WineStatistics ratings are based solely on our own knowledge of the world of wine and on our personal wine tastes, which may, or may not, differ from yours – the reader. There are no absolutes of right and wrong in wine appreciation.

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