ET CETERA | Pinot Noir | 2018
pinot noir


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Today we are going to review a single varietal pinot noir wine from the famous Stefan-Voda region – Pinot Noir 2018 by Et Cetera. Pinot Noir is the most sought after red wine in the world, a variety that is very difficult to grow, as the grape itself is vulnerable, suffering from a variety of diseases and its genetics make it highly susceptible to mutation. Despite the difficulty in growing the grape, pinot noir is capable of producing the very best expressions of terrior and in fact, this is the reason why pinot noir is so much appreciated all over the world. The wine has been produced in a limited edition of only 6514 bottles and is part of the winemaker’s flagship line of premium wines. That said, without further ado, let’s take a look at the wine tasting results.
Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:

concentration: pale
colour: garnet
clarity: hazy
hue/rim: copper


intensity: rich
fruit profile: red fruits | berry fruits
__red fruits: sour cherry | red currant
__berry fruits: wolfberry | goji berry
fruit character: baked

non fruit: vegetal | herbal | spice | animal
__vegetal: cherry tomato | red bell pepper | brown olive
__herbal: tomato leaf
__spice: red pepper
__animal: capocollo | veal
__wood: none
aroma: primary | secondary

sweetness: dry
acidity: high
alcohol: med(+)
tannin: med(-)
__grip: green
body: round
balance: good
__dominant: alcohol
complexity: moderate

fruit profile: red fruits
fruit character: baked
non fruit: vegetal
finish: med(+)
aftertaste: crisp & seedy

ET CETERA | Pinot Noir | 2018

variety: pinot noir
country: Moldova
region: Stefan Voda
rating: 91.4

maturity: in its prime
verdict: fine | highly recommended
96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Moldova and, with a total of 91.4 points scored, this wine is right there, among the best wines we’ve rated so far. Check our complete database on the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines that we have tasted and reviewed or go to the about us page and find out more about our exquisite rating system.

Verdict: this is a very decent pinot noir wine with lots of promise and typicity – a wine that has already stepped on the podium of its prime form and one that can age for another year or two in the bottle. It tastes crisp, lean and very appealing, with a nuanced fruity-vegetal profile and a touch of alcoholic warmth showing through on the mouthfeel. The wine feels supple and slightly opulent, with a nicely balanced, round body and a seedy-crisp finale. With mouth-watering acidity and a mix of baked, red fruits and meaty flavours, this wine does not lack in complexity – drink it now or in the next 24 months and enjoy it alongside some dried meats.
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