Milestii Mici Winery
The history of Milestii Mici winery starts from an old stone-extracting mine, located only 20 km away from Chișinău, the capital of the Republic of Moldova.
The 200 km of underground galleries, out of which the limestone deposits had been ex-tracted, turned out to offer perfect conditions for long-term storage of wines at a relative humidity of 85-95% and a constant temperature of 12-14° C. Thus, was born a place for wine maturation at 40-80 meters depth underground. In the 1970s, the huge oak barrels were installed, in which carefully selected wines, produced out of the best vineyards of our country, started to be stored.
Milestii Mici Winery specialises in the production, storage, and marketing of wines. Wine tourism, which came from a large flow of tourists on a daily basis, thus, transformed dur-ing the last 15 years into a new and rapidly developing area of focus for us.
Indisputably, Golden Collection Milestii Mici is the calling card not only of the Winery, but for the country, as it was qualified in 2005 by the Guinness World Records as the largest collection of wines in the world. This is an absolutely impressive place with about 1.5 mil-lion bottles of wine deposited at 80 meters underground. Visitors have the opportunity to rent wine vats in which they can store their wines.
“Here we store a collection of exclusive old wines, part of the National Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Moldova, hidden in a secret cave, which have survived over time and also survived the wine prohibition during the Soviet times”.
Wine “Negre de Mileștii Mici 2011”
This is a dry red wine, produced by blending Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Franc wines. It is considered a fine and elegant wine, created with passion.
Wine “Negru de Mileştii Mici”
This is a mature wine, produced from the 1988 vintage. It is a blend of Cabernet-Sauvignon, Rara Neagră and Saperavi.
Wine “Purpuriu de Purcari 2009”
This is a mature dry red wine – a blend of Merlot and Pinot Franc. It has a ruby colour, with purple nuances.
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