Located on the same latitude as Bordeaux in France, Moldova is one of Europe’s great wine growing countries. Moldova may be the poorest country in Europe but it has the richest wine from its wonderful terroir.
It is only because of 200 years of Russian domination that all of Europe is not familiar with Moldova’s amazing wine product (although Russian Czars, Commissars and Oligarchs have been enjoying Moldovan wine for a long time).
But Moldova is now a free and independent country and working towards membership in the EU. Moscow may not like it but the people of Moldova are benefiting from investment in Moldova from European nations and the USA and enjoying free Trade with the EU and a growing number of countries around the world.
In Moldova, wine is the number one export and number one employer. Moldova like France and Italy is truly a wine culture.
Granovia can fill customized orders at different price points whether in traditional bottles or in larger boxes for bars and restaurants or even small bottles for airplanes.
So although we now have only 40,000 bottles in our warehouse ready for sale we can easily fill an order for 400,000 bottles given normal time limits. Our knowledge of the Moldova wine industry gives us the ability to spread Moldovan wine across the globe.
This very special wine is made from the indigenous grape variety of Feteasca Neagra which is a unique variety of the Moldova and Romania region. The wine impresses with its ruby color, with pomegranate nuances.
It has a rich bouquet of overripe red fruits, plum jam and spice flavors, which stand out after the oxygenation of the wine. It ideally pairs with cheese pies, grilled sausages and other meat dishes. It is recommended to be decanted for 30 minutes and served at a temperature of +14°C +16°C.
This wine with its intense ruby color won a gold medal in the wine competition in Bergamo Italy in 2017. It is rich in cherry, pomegranate and violet flavors.
The maturation in oak offers side scents of vanilla and sweet wood. It is rich in soft and velvety tannins, which bring a long-lasting taste. It is recommended to be aerated in the decanter for at least 30 minutes before being served at a temperature of +16°C +18°C. The wine pairs ideally with roasted duck or grilled meat.
An attractive and fine wine of intense ruby color with violet reflections. It has a rich bouquet with notes of dried plums, cinnamon, chocolate and a final slightly spicy taste.
It is matured in oak with adding scents of vanilla. The after-taste of the wine is silky and intense. It is recommended to be served at the temperature of +15°C +18°C. The wine pairs well with grilled dishes, red meat or noble cheese.
A traditional ‘Bordeaux’ style wine made of hand picked grapes from the sunny hillsides of the Republic of Moldova.
The wine is characterized by a complex bouquet, which starts with flavors of black fruits, as bitter cherries and sweet cherries, gradually creating notes of oak, spices and vanilla. It ideally pairs with grilled red meat, carpaccio and assorted sausages. It is recommended to be decanted and served at the temperature of +16°C +18°C.
It is a complex and well balanced wine, with a velvet taste and intense ruby color. A wine that perfectly blends the Cabernet Sauvignon structure, the Merlot fineness and the intensity of the Saperavi grapes. The bouquet opens with flavors of ripe red fruits, bitter cherries, overlapping with notes of spices and chocolate.
A round taste with soft and velvety tannins and persistent after-taste. It is recommended to be served at a temperature of +15°C +17°C, in combination with grilled beef or game. This wine has all the characteristics to age well in the bottle. This wine also received points equivalent to a silver medal at the Berliner Wein Trophy in 2018.
A complex blend of several European varieties from the category "vitis vinifera", including the indigenous grape variety Rara Neagra, which is exclusively characteristic for the Republic of Moldova. This wine is impressive with its intense purple color and transparent accents on the edge of the glass.
The bouquet is rich in forest fruits, blackcurrant, rose hip, blueberries and cranberries. The taste is characterized by a pleasant astringency with vigorous tannins, which will allow it to age well in the bottle. It pairs well with roast or grilled meat, and shall be kept in cellar for further development. It is recommended to be served at a temperature of +15°C +17°C.
This wine which recently received points equivalent to a silver medal level in Berliner Wein Trophy 2018 is made from a unique regional grape variety called Feteasca Alba.
The wine impresses with a bright yellow straw color and aromas of blooming vine, lilies and field flowers. Peach and citrus nuances open gradually. It has soft and fresh taste with discrete acidity. This wine pairs well with white meat, seafood and light salads. It is recommended to be served at a temperature of +6°C +8°C.
The wine has a yellow color with green reflections. It is distinguished by flavors typical for this variety, such as currant leaves, gooseberry and vegetal notes.
Fresh and invigorating taste, with well-integrated acidity and alcohol. It is recommended to be served at a temperature of +8°C +10°C. This wine ideally pairs with fresh salmon dishes, pasta and cheese.
A shining gold color wine. The bouquet begins with shades of yellow fruits, melon and ripe pears, and along the way, aromas of vanilla, pineapple and honey will open.
The wine was matured in oak. The taste is full, unctuous and velvety, with a long-lasting taste. It is recommended to be served at a temperature of +10°C +12°C. This wine pairs well with pasta and white sauces, noble cheese and white meat.
This wine which won a silver medal in The Berliner Wein Trophy is produced exclusively with Merlot grapes harvested by hand. It is characterized by a pale pink color with salmon shade.
It abounds in aromas of raspberries, cherries, strawberries and final notes of Cornelian cherry and rose hip. A fresh and invigorating after-taste, supported by a very pleasant acidity. It is recommended to be served at a temperature of +6° +8°C and it perfectly pairs with salmon or tuna dishes, but also with grilled white meats and vegetables dishes.
After what was a terrible and painful setback the Moldovan people have responded by making better and better wines and selling to a growing market of wine lovers around the world. They have certainly sold wine in bulk to survive but more and more wines are being aged and bottled in Moldova with Moldova as the place of origin proudly on the label.
I was so inspired by this story of a people (many of whom could be my relatives) standing up for themselves and for freedom that I decided to do what I could to help this effort. And so, after 6 trips to Moldova where with the help of the Moldovan government and export/investment authorities (MIEPO) and many wineries we established Granovia Wines in 2016. Our goal at Granovia Wines is simple, to help the country of Moldova by bringing our Granovia brand wines to wine lovers across the world and while doing so actively promote all the wines of Moldova.
Moldova was a place created by our Maker to grow wine. This land that in spring looks like the Garden of Eden is at the same latitude as Bordeaux in France yet with perhaps even better terroir for certain grapes. And Moldova has thousands of years of wine growing experience since the first vines were planted by the ancient Greeks 3000+ years ago.
Granovia Wines has a very unique and special business plan. We do not own vineyards. We do not own wineries. Granovia Wines works with different wineries and vineyards across Moldova to locate and later bottle some wonderful wines that we are proud to sell in our bottles with our unique Granovia Wine labels. We feature many of the popular French varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay and others. Merlot is especially good in the rich Moldovan soil which is perhaps why we received a gold medal on our first competition in Bergamo Italy in 2017 for our 2015 Merlot. We have also received a silver medal recently in Berlin for our Rose’ made with merlot grapes. We also feature regional grapes like our perfectly balanced white “Feteasca Alba” and our regional red “Feteasca Neagra”, which is like a deeper and spicier pinot noir. Granovia also blends regional grapes with French varietals to create our new “Cuvee 2016” and “Cuvee 2017”. All of which are just delicious yet reasonably priced.
I hope you try our Granovia Wines but I warn you they will only get better and better in the years ahead (as will the wines of our local competitors) as Moldova keeps improving its products and walks proudly on to the world stage of great wines.
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