Cricova Rara Neagra Orasul Subteran
Rara Neagra is the grape variety that feels perfect in Moldovan terroir. With vanilla, truffles and berries on the nose , the wine distinguishes itself by fruity taste and moderate astringency.
Cricova is a pearl of the Moldovan wine industry that represents a unique underground city well-known all over the world by its huge labyrinths stretching over 75 miles underneath the surface, and especially by its excellent wines. Famous underground wine cellars, which include tasting rooms and private wine collections of world known dignitaries such as John Kerry (former U.S. Secretary of State), Vladimir Putin of Russia, Angela Merkel of Germany, and others, make it a popular attraction for tourists from around the world.
"This wine shows eye catching pale ruby color in the glass. Aromas are dominated by strawberry, cherry and raspberry with significant vanilla and oak. This wine offers medium acidity with a light to medium body with soft tannins. Superb when paired with spicy meats, roasted vegetables, and a variety of cheeses."
Missa Cappozo, CSW, WSET3, FWS
Moldova, Valul Lui Traian