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We will stick to the Wine of Moldova and the rosé wine theme for a while, because there is a new wave of fresh rosé wines released on the market and we’ve decided to try some of them this summer. The wine that we’ve selected for tonight’s tasting is Rosé 2014 from Et Cetera. This wine will be replacing the fancy, rosy-colored Rosé 2013, which was quite a hit by the way.
Let’s take a deeper look at the tasting notes and the wine’s review statistics:
The wine has a pure salmon orange color – very bright and transparent – with the rim-color of a clear pearl shade.
The nose is strong but calm, with no signs of wine faults. The first nose brings very clear notes of sweet and sour fruits at the same time – white cherry, underripe strawberry, mirabelle prune, red grapefruit, sicilian orange, red bell pepper, sweet cherry, gooseberry, a hint of quince and quite nuanced mineral notes of chalkstone and straw grass.
The wine is dry, with no hints of residual sugar. It has moderate alcohol level and strong acidity, which makes it taste a bit tart, but refreshingly crisp. Along with medium tannin the wine taste fair and mellow, very fresh and friendly. The overall balance is good – the wine is light and easy to drink – this is a rosé wine with a profile that is closer to a white wine rather than to a red wine.
The wine has a long-minus finish, with a balanced, a bit acrid aftertaste – it’s acidity is quite persistent, but at the same time very refreshing.
This is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 88.9 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, we would really want to mention a couple of aspects that may have been escaped us through the evaluation process. The first one would be the color of this wine – it is a quite rare salmon orange color, one that is common for a Provence rosé wine, but at the same time, a color that is not appreciated at all in this part of the world. The second aspect is related to the wine’s overall profile – this rosé wine is much closer to a blanc de cabernet – a ‘white red wine‘, than to a classic cabernet sauvignon wine. It is good to have wines with personality and character, wines that will be remembered for a long time through their individuality and, why not, color.
WineStatistics tasting results:
Rosé | 2014
grape: | cabernet sauvignon |
overall rating: | 88.9 |
conclusion: fine | highly recommended
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