Moldova, in the extreme west of the former Soviet republic, has more vines than any of its neighbours. And thanks to French colonists at the end of the 19th century, most of these vines are fashionable varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. On the same latitude as Burgundy and with a climate tempered by the Black Sea, it’s no wonder this was the region the Tsars looked to for their finest table wines.
Since gaining independence in 1991, Moldova has brought its excellent wines to a wider international audience.
“Moldova … there is a fresh purity of fruit here that is aching to find its way to the world’s wine drinkers.”
Jancis Robinson MW
“Moldova is a source of exciting table wine and is an exciting place creating intriguing wines.”
HeyDay Magazine Feb 2007