ET CETERA | Aeroplane | Petrichor | #
chardonnay | sauvignon blanc


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Tonight we are going to review a wine, that is quite different compared to other white wines we’ve tasted lately, as it is a blend made of chardonnay and sauvignon blanc grapes – Aeroplane Petrichor from Et Cetera. This wine is part of the Aeroplane series, that is made of fresh and easy-to-drink wines, perfect for any light meals, but what makes this wine different is the harmony between the two varieties, where the boldness of chardonnay was softened by the delicateness of sauvignon blanc. And on that topic, let’s move on to the tasting and find out just how good this wine is.
Take a look at the tasting notes bellow and our detailed assessment of the wine:


Straw green color with shades of pale yellow towards the rim of the glass.


The nose is strong, filled mostly with sweet fruits and citrus: wild pear, gooseberry, lemon, candied apricot, acacia blossom, straw grass, hay, pineapple, honeysuckle, pollen and some nuanced hints of moist oakwood and wetstone.


The wine is dry, with moderate alcohol level, high acidity and ripe tannin. It feels fresh, citrusy-crisp and light with a lean and zesty accent. This is a refreshing, bright and mellow wine, with a fair overall balance.


It has a medium-plus finish and a balanced, crispy-acrid and a bit bitter aftertaste.

chartsThis is definitely a great Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 90.3 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 fine wine in its prime form – it is definitely ready to drink now or in the next 6 to 9 months. It may be a bit tart at the moment, with some bitter accents towards the end, still, we recommend to drink sooner rather than later, as long it is still young and beautiful. Enhance it’s aromatics by pairing this wine with creamy dishes, like for example shellfish spaghetti or take the bourgeois route and pair this wine with soft cheese (like brie or camembert) and fresh oysters served in the old-fashioned way, with lemon and tabasco. Enjoy!

WineStatistics tasting results:

Aeroplane | Petrichor | #

grape: | chardonnay | sauvignon blanc |

region: Moldova | Stefan-Voda

overall rating: | 90.3 |

conclusion: great | a must try



© 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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