The land on which the current isMoldova - one of the oldest wine-growing regions of the world. Once there are abundant wild grapes from which the ancestors of the modern Moldovan winemakers produced beverages. In the VII century BC local people began to cultivate vines and trade with Greek colonists who lived in the territories along the Azov and Black Seas. Since then, the Moldovan wines have found their fans and won a place on the desks of many admirers of Moldovan winemakers.
History and geography
Way Moldovan wines to the consumer today is notIt was simple. Epidemics and wars, "dry" laws and cutting down vineyards, economic disaster and redistribution of property - is not allowed to freely develop the wine industry. The last few years give hope to restore the former glory of the Moldovan winemakers. Experience and cooperation with foreign experts, investment and research and development help to restore and increase the volume produced by the Moldovan wines.
The main regions of Moldova, where most of the fruit is grown, located in four areas:
- Southern Cahul, where the climatic conditions are similar toMediterranean. The level of sugar in the local fruit varieties Merlot and Pinot Noir guaranteed features of the soil and moisture and allows to produce strong and red dessert wines.
- Central region has a mild Codrucontinental climate with warm summer and autumn. The wooded hills, which form the basis of the local geographical relief, protect vineyards from drought and frost. On the slopes Codru grow grapes varieties Feteasca, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. Hence was born the best white wine of Moldova.
- Southwestern Transnistrian zone in which,thanks to the proximity of the Black Sea, creates an ideal microclimate for ripening fruit varieties Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The local wine - harmoniously combine the fruity aromas and sumptuous notes of black currant and oak.
- White varieties are grown in the region in Baltinorth of the country. Most of the raw material here is the production of brandy and wine from local varieties Chardonnay and Feteasca popular with fine white beverage lovers.
In a recent study it wasIt proves that the Moldavian grapes contains the highest amount of nutrients to prevent such terrible diseases as cancer and cardiovascular failure. The unique properties give the fruits and wines of Moldova its special climatic conditions.