Wine making in Moldova and Romania goes back a long time. The ancient Greeks and Romans knew Romanian soils produced excellent wine-making grapes, and archaeological evidence suggests that wine making actually began in the region 6,000 years ago. And legend says that the Thracian god of wine was born north of the Danube River in what is now Romania. Romania sits in southeastern Europe, its eastern border facing the Black Sea. The country boasts four wine-making regions. The Murfatlar region lies near the Black Sea and enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year. The area produces sweet wines.
Wines from MOLDOVA and ROMANIA
Farther north and inland, the Cotnari area also produces sweet wines and was a favorite of Stephen the Great, a 15th century Moldavian ruler who even had roads paved to the area to transport the fine wine. The Tarnave wine regions sits in Transylvania.
Fossils of Vitis teutonica vine leaves near the Naslavcia village in the north of Moldova indicate that grapes grew here approximately 6 to 25 million years ago. The size of grape seed imprints found near the Varvarovca village, which date back to 2800 BC, prove that at that time the grapes were already being cultivated. The grapegrowing and wine-making in the area between the Nistru and Prut rivers, which began 4000–5000 years ago, had periods of rises and falls but has survived through all the changing social and economic conditions.
By the end of the 3rd century BC, trading links were established between the local population and the Greeks and from 107 AD with the Romans, a fact which strongly influenced the intense development of the grape-growing and wine-making.
WINES FROM MOLDOVA
SOVIET CHAMPAGNE BRUT- 11.5% ALC
With a small amount of natural sugars remaining in the wine, brut champagne is a balance of crisp fruit, buttery notes, and minerality. Naturally effervescent, brut champagne has high acidity that contrasts nicely with the bubbles and mellows during aging. It must be made from pinot noir, chardonnay, pinot Meunier, pinot gris, pinot blanc, petit Meslier, and/or arbane grapes.
SOVIET CHAMPAGNE- 11%ALC
Sovetskoye Shampanskoye (Сове́тское шампа́нское, ‘Soviet Champagne’) is a generic brand of sparkling wine produced in the Soviet Union and successor states. It was produced for many years as a state-run initiative. Typically the wine is made from a blend of Aligoté and Chardonnay grapes.
KAGOR SWEET RED DESSERT WINE- 16% ALC
Kagor is a fortified dessert wine made from cabernet sauvignon, saperavi and other grapes on the Black Sea coast of the former Russian Empire, primarily in Moldova.
MASACCIO SPARKLING MOSCATO- 11% ALC
A special bouquet with unique aromatic qualities. These wines express the particularities of Moldova’s beautiful climate and landscapes. Moldova series wines are the union of local winemaking traditions and culture in combination with the best modern technologies. This way it satisfies even the most sophisticated wine consumers’ taste. These wines are produced by the classic technology, from selected grape types of “Purcari” area. This sparkling wine has flavors and aroma of pineapple, coriander, peach, orange and grapes.
MASACCIO SAUVIGNON BLANC- 11.5% ALC
Sauvignon blanc is a green-skinned grape variety that originates from the Bordeaux region of France. The grape most likely gets its name from the French words sauvage and blanc due to its early origins as an indigenous grape in South West France. It is possibly a descendant of Savagnin. This wine is fresh and has a delicate green pepper aroma. The taste is also fresh and well balanced with a pleasant after taste. This wine is perfect with appetizers such as artichoke dip.
MASACCIO PINOT NOIR ROSE- 11.5%ALC
Pinot Noir is a red wine grape used in creating still red wines, Rosé wines, and sparkling wines, which includes Champagne. Pinot Noir is considered one of the most notable red wines in the world, and it’s beloved for its complex aromas and softer tannins. This wine is pink and attractive. It has a fresh berry flavor and a rounded aftertaste. It is ideal for dishes of Chinese cuisine, chicken, salmon and desserts.
MASACCIO PINOT BLANC- 11.5% ALC
Pinot blanc is a white wine grape. It is a point genetic mutation of Pinot noir. Pinot noir is genetically unstable and will occasionally experience a point mutation in which a vine bears all black fruit except for one cane which produces white fruit. This wine has a medium to full body and light flavor including citrus, melon, pear and apricot with mineral undertones.
WINES FROM ROMANIA
BUCURIA SAUVIGNON BLANC- 12.5%ALC
Sauvignon Blanc is a white wine that owes much of its popularity to winemakers in Bordeaux and the Loire Valley in France. The Sauvignon Blanc taste is very different from other white wines, like Chardonnay, because of its green and herbaceous flavors. The name Sauvignon Blanc means “Wild White” and the grape is related to Traminer with origins in the South of France. Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most widely planted wine grapes in the world and because of this it has a wide range of styles and flavors.
BUCURIA Muscat Ottonel -12.5% ALC
BUCURIA FETEASCA NEAGRA- 12.5% ALC
Bucuria Feteasca Neagra is a Semi-Sweet Red Romanian wine. A red-garnet wine, intense clear and luminous with a complex taste suggesting the smell of dried plums, black currants and cinnamon. It has a rich, silky, corpulent taste, with soft tannins which impresses by distinction and complexity.
BUCURIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON- 12.5%ALC
This beautiful red semi-dry wine features an intense ruby color with shades of purple. The pleasurable taste is bold and spicy with notes of ripe fruit, chocolate, vanilla and raisins.
Pair this wine with spicy food, beef, lamb and dark poultry.
GRASA DE COTNARI 12% ALC
Grasă de Cotnari is a Romanian wine variety associated with the Cotnari wine region, in Iași County (historical region of Moldavia), where it has been grown ever since the rule of Prince Stephen the Great (1457–1504).
MURFATLAR CABERNET SAUVIGNON-13%ALC
A semi-dry rose wine made from cabernet sauvignon grapes gathered at dawn, in low temperature, to fully preserve the grape’s freshness. It has the fresh and fruity traits of white wine and at the same time the pleasant color and slightly tannin oustinge of red wine.
GRAPE VARIETAL: Cabernet Sauvignon
MURFATLAR CHARDONNAY- 14.5% ALC
|Testing notes: Dry wine, yellowish color and the elegant bouquet with floral shades and well tropical fruit.PHYSICAL CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Chardonnay Murfatlar 0.750 lit.
Specific Weight at 20°C: 0.9911
Alcohol contents % vol: 14.3
MURFATLAR MERLOT- 13.5% ALC
|Testing notes: Semi-dry wine, with moderate tannins content, yet round, cherry, plum and red fruit
PHYSICAL CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
MURFATLAR MUSCAT OTTONEL- 12% ALC
Testing notes: semi-sweet wine, yellow color, flavors floral nose with aroma of Muscat.
PHYSICAL CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
MURFATLAR PINOT NOIR- 13%ALC
| Testing notes: Semi-sweet wine, a red fine and elegant wine cherry, strawberry, coffee, spices, vanilla and oak.PHYSICAL CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Pinot Noir Murfatlar 0.750 lit.
Specific Weight at 20°C: 1.0058
Alcohol contents % vol: 13
TOHANI FETEASCA NEAGRA- 13.5%ALC
Intense ruby with movalii tones. The varietal fragrance of dried plum is dominant and combines with seasoned notes of cloves and vanilla. In taste, fruits like blackberries, raspberries and black cherries are complemented with mastery of spiced black pepper. Round tannins are well supported by the alcoholic degree.
Author’s composition, “Escapda” presents a generic detail of the Estate of Tohani: two riders who embody Prince Nicholas and Ioana Doletti, in a romantic representation of the decision of the two to follow the voice of their hearts.
TOHANI TAMAIOSA ROMANEASCA- 12.5% ALC
|Tamaioasa Românească: sweet wine complex flavour flowers and, honey, persistent, rich
Golden yellow. Brilliant in the tasting glass. Olfact is characteristic of the variety. The sensations of dehydrated fruit of quince and figs are intertwined with a very present florality of lime.
The balanced and dense taste, reminiscent of the sweetness of pears and acacia honey. Complex and delicate.
TOHANI_BUSUIOACA DE BOHOTIN-
A typical colour for a wine made of the Busuiac variety – pale rose. The first olfactory impression brings us notes of slightly dried basil, of summer roses.
The taste is cool and brings us to the sweetness of roses or red fruits a complex but delicate taste, a long taste post.