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Divin Călărași Legenda VS – the first divine from the Republic of Moldova with PGI status

We introduce you to the first divine from the Republic of Moldova with PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) status – Divine Călărași Legenda VS.

Produced from distillates matured in oak barrels for at least three years, this exclusive liqueur possesses an impressive bouquet of complex floral-fruity aromas, but also subtle notes of vanilla, chocolate and honey that provide a long and pleasant aftertaste.

The divine was created according to the classic technology, entirely from wine distillates of European white grape varieties, cultivated and harvested on the producer’s own vineyards with a Protected Geographical Indication. The conditions of the geographical area in the heart of Codriri in the central part of Moldova offer optimal conditions for ripening grapes.

We urge you to discover the potential of this divine and appreciate its organoleptic qualities.

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Moldovan winemakers met during the sixth edition of the National Conference of the Wine Industry to discuss the challenges and results of the “2022 Wine Year”

Winemakers from Moldova met in the sixth edition of the National Conference of the Viticulture Chain, organized on March 31 by the National Office of Vine and Wine, with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry and USAID as a strategic development partner, for to discuss the challenges and results of the “Year of Wine 2022”.

This year’s edition of the Conference is marked by the 10-year jubilee of the country brand Vinul Moldovei, the conference presented perspectives and sustainability assessments for the 2022 wine year.

During the event, the winemakers referred in particular to the challenges faced by the Moldovan wine sector in the context of the crisis caused by the war in the region, but also to the new global sustainability trends in terms of the wine sector and the necessary actions to be undertaken for to increase the visibility of Moldovan Wine on the international market.

According to the information presented by ONVV, the 2022 harvest was generous, and the volume of wine produced increased by 12% compared to the previous year, reaching a total amount of 19 million decalitres, including raw material for distillates. It also increased the amount of grapes processed by about 13%, reaching 280 thousand tons of grapes, with an average wine grape harvest of about 5.5 tons/grape, varying between 4.0-14.5 tons/ Ha.

At the same time, ONVV found that in 2022 wine exports (bulk wine and bottled wine) decreased by 14% compared to the previous year, reaching 10.4 million decaliters, the lowest volume recorded in the last 10 years. The value of wine exports decreased by 9%, reaching 2,790 billion Moldovan lei.

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Moldovan wine conquers with its flavor the public of every event it is present at.

Moldovan wine conquers with its flavor the public of every event it is present at. This time, indigenous producers had the opportunity to showcase their wines to importers, distributors, sommeliers and media representatives in the recent Blue of the Danube event in London Go.

Its purpose was to introduce to London specialists wines from indigenous grape varieties from Central and Eastern Europe. More than 50 producers from 8 countries were present at the tasting, with almost 200 visitors i, including several renowned experts in the field, how it would be Lenka Sedlackova MW of Brancroft Wines, Beans Boughton MW of Alliance Wines, Peter McCombie MW renowned wine writer, Sylvia Wu editor of Decanter, alongside shoppers and sommeliers from across London .

Rare Black Academy wines produced by Purcari Winery, Black Girl produced by Asconi and Cabernet Sauvignon & Black Girl of Fautor Winery were offered for tasting by guests during a matsreclass guided by sommelier Caroli not Gilby.

Among the participants supported by ONVV include the companies Radacini , Radacini , NOVAK Winery , Combinatul de Vinuri “CRICOVA” S.A.

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Moldovan producers returned victorious from Canada.

Moldovan producers returned victorious from Canada. This year 64 wines from 26 companies participated, thanks to the financial support of the National Wine and Wine Office, in the Selections Mondials des Vins Canada. The winemakers took home 39 medals, including 3 Grand Or Awards, 29 gold medals and 7 silver medals.

The Grand Or Awards are back to the following wines:

Moscato Dolce Sparkling Wine/ Apriori Wine

The Governor’s First Lady Rose/ Castel Mimi

Aurore Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon/ Fautor Winery

The wines were awarded with gold medals:

Empirico White & Pinot Grey White Dry/ Apriori Wine

Rosato Dolce Sparkling Wine/ Apriori Wine

Maestro Wine Secret Blend Red Semidry/ Apriori Wine

Hysteria / Castel Mimi

The Governor’s Blend/ Castel Mimi

Illustro Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot / Fautor Winery

Early bird / Fautor Winery

Ice Wine Traminer-Muscat Ottonel / Fautor Winery

Glera Brut / Aurelius Winery

Black Feteasca / NOVAK Winery

Individual Black Rare Black Feteasca / Chateau Vartely Winery

Barbaro/Fautor Winery

Illustro Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot / Fautor Winery

Rose/Rose is the best way to go. . Milestii Mici

Ligueur white wine “Ialoveni” Armonios/ Vinăria Ialoveni

Ligueur white wine “Ialoveni” Desert/ Vinăria Ialoveni

Cabernet – Sauvignon, Merlot, Saperavi/ Chateau Cojusna

Selection Vladlen Uzhakov, Feteasca Neagra/ Vinum.md

Black Rare By Purcari / Timbrus Purcari Estate

Saperavi de Purcari / Timbrus Purcari Estate

Grape Angel Chardonnay – Dawn Feast / Imperial Vin Group SRL

Golden Grape Red Dry Wine/ Imperial Vin Group SRL

Cuvée Prestige / Combinatul de Vinuri “CRICOVA” S.A.

Black Feteasca / Combinatul de Vinuri “CRICOVA” S.A.

Pinot Grigio / Combinatul de Vinuri “CRICOVA” S.A.

Cabernet Sauvignon & Feteasca Neagra/ Domeniile Davidescu

Generations of Superavi / Domeniile Davidescu

Pinot Grigio Select/ Salcuta

Rubinus Rarity/Rarity Carlevana

Silver medals returned to the wines:

Maestro Cuvee Blanc Sparkling Wine Brut / Apriori Wine

Maestro Wine Secret Blend Red Semidry/ Apriori Wine

Moonlight / Castel Mimi

Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc/ Fautor Winery

Viorica Totem / Chateau Vartely Winery

Rare Black Saperavi / Black Leather Domeniile Davidescu

White by Rare Meringue / Carlevana

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National Wine Day 2022

My wine brings peace, hate turns in love – is the slogan of the National Wine Day 2022!

The National Wine Day has become an emblematic event for the Republic of Moldova and after a two-year break, it returns with the 21st edition. On the 1st and 2nd of October 2022, the Great National Assembly Square will turn into a wine town and gather over 80 wineries from the whole country.

The program of the event starts on October 1, at 11:00, with the official inauguration ceremony during which the following will be handed out:

…Grand Prize “for special merits in the manufacture of high-quality wines, perpetuation of traditions and excellent quality of local wines, promotion of the image of the Republic of Moldova as a wine-growing country on the international arena”.
…Medal “Petru Ungureanu ” and the title “The most skilled oenologist of the year”.
…The Nicolae GUZUN medal and the title “Winemaker of the year”.

In the evening from 18:00 you will be part of a big day show supported by DJ TERRA BLVCK, Pasha Parfeni, Zdob and Zdub with the Advahov Brothers.

Traditionally, the National Wine Day is the right occasion to celebrate the legends and wine heritage, the successes of Moldavian Wine, to reward the best and to get to know the wine people.

On the 2nd day you will have a wide cultural and educational program, but also a diverse artistic program supported by DJ TERRA BLVCK, the Ștefan Vodă Ensemble, the Osoianu Sisters and the Vali Boghean Band.

During the two days visitors will be able to participate in various cultural activities:

Activities at the “Peasant Court”, where folk craftsmen will offer master classes in pottery, wood carving, carpet weaving, etc.

Within the “Wine School” workshops will be organized dedicated to wine and divine tastings, complemented by training on the responsible consumption of wine.

The wineries in the country will have their doors open for tourists willing to discover the oeno-gastronomic offers and the cultural-artistic treasure of the region.

Come and celebrate together the remarkable result of the work and dedication of over 80 local wine producers

More details on wineday.wineofmoldova.com/en