Moldavian wines in the Soviet Union the leading positions, offering more than acceptable quality at a low price. Despite fierce competition that emerged with the development of a market economy, wines from Moldova still noteworthy, not least due to centennial winemaking traditions.
Not by chance, one of the characters the country is a stork carrying a bunch of grapes in its beak. Towards the end of the eighties years of the last century, Moldova was the largest wine producer in the USSR. By According to historians and archaeologists, the conscious development of vineyards began yet 2800 years BC, which was due to the exceptional geographical the situation of the territories of future Moldova.
Winemaking of Moldova
Despite relatively a small area, there are four zones in the country (Northern zone, Southern zone, Zone of Codri and Purcari), in each of which wines of certain varieties are made.
Most common grapes for white wine:
- Riesling Rein
- Feteasca Alba
Popular grape varieties for red wine:
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir
Also in Moldova do sparkling wines, vermouth.
One of the most popular stamps: "Bouquet of Moldova."
There are several large manufacturers, known since the days of the USSR, but recently more and more small wineries specializing in production appear several varieties of wine, usually of good quality.