ET CETERA | Rosé | 2015
cabernet sauvignon


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Back to Wine of Moldova and heading towards rosé wine theme for a reason, as we firmly believe that it’s the perfect wine style to help us embrace those chilly and windy nights with a subtle smile. Even though it is widely considered that rosé wines are better enjoyed amid hot summer days, we digress, as we do believe that a good wine has no limitations of when an where to be served, what really matters is the company surrounding it. So, without any further ado, we present you the wine that we have chosen for the review tonight – Rosé 2015 from Et Cetera.

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


The wine has an eye-pleasing, onion-orange color, with the rim-color of a transparent amber shade.


The nose is strong and delicious, with no signs of wine faults. The first nose brings strong notes of sweet fruits and berries: strawberry, mirabelle, white cherry, white apple, straw grass, lemon, iris, yellow bell pepper, pomelo, quince and apricot – late spring and early summer inside your glass.


The wine is dry with no hints of residual sugar. It has moderate alcohol level, strong acidity and dry tannin, which makes the wine taste fresh, bitter-crisp and rich. The wine has a fair overall balance, as it feels quite zesty, herbaceous and maybe just a bit angular – this is a wine that can dominate over you from the first sip to the very last one, you just can’t deny it, no matter how hard you try.


The wine has medium finish with a balanced, a bit tart, aftertaste – this is a fresh and fruity wine.

chartsThis is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 89.7 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 wine is quite unique, it is different from the vast majority of rosé wines released this past summer. Its aroma and taste profiles are closer to a white wine than to a rosé – the wine feels very light, refreshing and amazingly crisp. We could not help but fall in love with its characteristics. The wine is definitely ready to drink now – we would not recommend to keep it any longer for bottle ageing. The only thing that may be bothering is its acidity – the wine feels a bit too tart and zesty, like it would have been made of underripe cabernet sauvignon grapes. To be honest, we did enjoy this wine quite a lot, maybe because it is different, but maybe simply because it is a fine wine indeed.

WineStatistics tasting results:

Rosé | 2015

grape: | cabernet sauvignon |

region: Moldova | Stefan-Voda

overall rating: | 89.7 |

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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