just northeast of Romania,
say it is the only country whose boundaries on a map resemble
the shape of a bunch of grapes.
have discovered evidence that grapes in these areas grew naturally
in the forests... even in prehistoric times. With this background,
you'd expect the wines to be good - and Moldova does not disappoint.
wines like Chardonnay, Pinot, Riesling, Cabernet, and Aligote
are produced along with the local, high quality wines -- Rara
Neagra, Feteasca and Plavai. The names of these wines comes either
from the type of the grapes, or from the name of the places where
the famous wineries are located, such as in Purcari, Cricova,
Ciumai, Romanesti, Cojusna and Milestii Mici.
from Moldava is known as divine - that's not just the experience,
but the actual name of the distilled wine. Vermouths, sparkling
wines and balsamic vinegars add to the grape uses in this country.
The city of Cricova claims the biggest wine cellar in the world,
and the Milestii Mici cellars are an amazing 200 kilometers of
natural limestone caves...
More about Moldovan wineries & vineyards around the Web:
Wines of Moldova
- Fill in all of the gaps in your knowledge
of Moldanian wines with deep background on wine's heritage through the Tzars,
communism, and the current Queen Elizabeth's taste for Negru de
Purcari -- you'll learn the facts about the wonders of the vineyards
Moldovan wine - Wikipedia - Excellent overview of the wines
and wineries of Moldova including information on grape varieties, the geography and history of wine growing regions, photos, related references and resources.