The best wines of Moldova

Discover the best wines of Moldova as well as the best winemakers of Moldova and estates of Moldova to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Moldova and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Moldova by region

Looking for a good wine of Moldova among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Moldova. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Moldova with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Moldova

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Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Moldova

Red wines from the region of Moldova go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of chinese fondue, saddle of lamb stuffed with chicken breast and basil or coconut curry cauliflower in the cookeo.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Moldova

On the nose the red wine of the region of Moldova. often reveals types of flavors of cream, dried fruit or walnut and sometimes also flavors of oil, non oak or earth.

The best vintages in red wine of Moldova

  • 2011 With an average score of 4.39/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 4.39/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 4.35/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.35/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 4.32/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.31/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Moldova

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Saperavi
  • Băbească Neagră
  • Malbec
  • Feteasca Neagra

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Moldova

A wine route planned in the region of Moldova? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Moldova.

Discovering the wine region of Moldova

Moldova is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, one of many former Soviet states in that region. It is separated from the western shores of the Black Sea by the province of Odessa in Southern Ukraine and Lies just North of Romania and Bulgaria). Moldova gained independence from Russia in 1991. It is now officially called the Republic of Moldova.

The Bordeaux Grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot have made their way into all Moldovan wine regions. As in many other regions, they have been grown with some success. Similarly, their Burgundian counterparts, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, are also present in Moldovan wines, as are German Riesling and light Italian-style Pinot Grigio. Grape varieties of more local origin are rather backward.

These include Feteasca Neagra, a red grape, and the unrelated light-skinned Feteasca Alba. In Moldova, the latter has often been confused with Feteasca Regala. These varieties translate into Black Maiden, White Maiden and Royal Maiden respectively. Rara Neagra is another dark-skinned variety that sometimes appears on export markets.

Great white wines of Moldova

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Moldova

White wines from the region of Moldova go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) such as recipes of sauté of veal with carrots, leek, goat cheese and bacon quiche or spaghetti neapolitan style.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Moldova

On the nose the white wine of the region of Moldova. often reveals types of flavors of citrus, cream or nutty and sometimes also flavors of straw, mango or banana.

The best vintages in white wine of Moldova

  • 2018 With an average score of 4.18/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.11/5
  • 2020 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.06/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.04/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.96/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Moldova

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Viorica
  • Riesling
  • Feteasca Regala
  • Feteasca Alba

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Moldova

A wine route planned in the region of Moldova? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best white wine of Moldova.

Discover the grape variety: Feteasca neagra

A very old variety native to Romania, found much more in Romanian Moldavia and Wallachia, almost unknown in France, but registered in the Official Catalogue of Wine Grape Varieties, list A2. According to Viala and Vermorel, it is the black form of feteasca alba. It should not be confused with feteasca regala.

Great sparkling wines of Moldova

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Moldova

Sparkling wines from the region of Moldova go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of orloff roast, black pudding or canned duck confit.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Moldova

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Moldova. often reveals types of flavors of citrus, peach or earth and sometimes also flavors of microbio, tree fruit or citrus fruit.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Moldova

  • 2007 With an average score of 4.35/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.21/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.97/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.95/5
  • 2009 With an average score of 3.94/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.93/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Moldova

  • Pinot Noir
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Feteasca Alba
  • Lacrima
  • Feteasca Neagra

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Moldova

A wine route planned in the region of Moldova? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Moldova.

The word of the wine: Aqueous

Said of a diluted wine for which one has the impression that water has been added.

Great pink wines of Moldova

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Moldova

Pink wines from the region of Moldova go well with generally quite well with dishes of lamb, veal or pork such as recipes of lamb stew with yoghurt and coriander, tournedos rossini with port sauce or chicken pie.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Moldova

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Moldova. often reveals types of flavors of oaky, minerality or tropical fruit and sometimes also flavors of floral, watermelon or citrus fruit.

The best vintages in pink wine of Moldova

  • 2018 With an average score of 4.12/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.03/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.99/5
  • 2020 With an average score of 3.90/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Moldova

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Malbec
  • Saperavi
  • Montepulciano

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Moldova

A wine route planned in the region of Moldova? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Moldova.

Discover the grape variety: Malbec

Malbec, a high-yielding red grape variety, produces tannic and colourful wines. It is produced in different wine-growing regions and changes its name according to the grape variety. Called Auxerrois in Cahors, Malbec in Bordeaux, it is also known as Côt. 6,000 hectares of the Malbec grape are grown in France (in decline since the 1950s). Malbec is also very successful in Argentina. The country has become the world's leading producer of Malbec and offers wines with great potential.

Great sweet wines of Moldova

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Moldova

Sweet wines from the region of Moldova go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of cabbage casserole, my godmother's salmon and potatoes or nanie's diced ham quiche.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Moldova

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Moldova. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, floral or spices and sometimes also flavors of non oak, dried fruit or red fruit.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Moldova

  • 1986 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.41/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2005 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 4.24/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 4.23/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Moldova

  • Traminer
  • Muscat Ottonel
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Riesling
  • Muscat Blanc
  • Chardonnay

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Moldova

A wine route planned in the region of Moldova? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sweet wine of Moldova.

The word of the wine: Hat

Solid part (marc), composed of pips and skins (sometimes of the stalk), which forms at the top of the tank during fermentation. The pigeage consists in breaking this cap to put back in suspension these elements and to favour the exchanges between the juice and the skins.

Great natural sweet wines of Moldova

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Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of Moldova

Natural sweet wines from the region of Moldova go well with generally quite well with dishes such as recipes .

The best vintages in natural-sweet wine of Moldova

  • 2008 With an average score of 3.00/5

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of Moldova

A wine route planned in the region of Moldova? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best natural-sweet wine of Moldova.

Discover the grape variety: Sauvignon

Sauvignon Gris is a grape variety that originated in France (South-West). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches and small grapes. Sauvignon Gris can be found in many vineyards: South West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Burgundy, Jura, Beaujolais, Armagnac, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey.

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