|Category:||Red wine dry|
|Color & appearance:||Dark garnet|
|Aroma & bouquet:||Notes of ripe cherry and almonds|
|Alcohol Content:||14 % Vol.|
Cricova Merlot Dry Red Wine
Cricova Merlot has a saturated dark garnet color with tempting shades. The distinct bouquet displays notes of ripe cherry and almonds. The palatable, full-bodied and rounded flavor reveals ripe tannin.
The best Merlot under $10.
They say there are places on earth blessed by heaven, which, by virtue of fruitfulness of the soil and diligence of the people, have generated things of unfading value and favored activities which ennobled and conserved their names in the honorable echoes of eternity.
“Cricova” Winery became a part of the Moldovan national history because of being instrumental in a matter of development and assertion of the wine-growing sector inside the country, as well as spreading its fame abroad.
The history of the “Cricova” Associated Wine Factory begins in 1952. There was a shortage of facilities for the storage and ageing of wines at that time in the Republic of Moldova.
Following long searches, two outstanding personalities of Moldovan winemaking, Petru Ungureanu and Nicolae Sobolev, suggested to use the galleries resulting from building stone extraction as warehouses for the storage of wine.
Before long, it turned out that the wines produced at the Cricova Associated Wine Factory and aged in the underground silence possessed exceptional qualities.
“Cricova” is located in a unique place in the central region of the Republic of Moldova.
The picturesque vineyards spread in the vicinity of the country’s most imposing natural and historical attractions – the natural forest reserve “Codrii” and the archaeological complex of Old Orhei.
The Republic of Moldova is known to have a favorable climate with mild winters, plenty of sunny days, and the most fertile chernozem soil. Thus, Cricova winemakers are some of the luckiest ones.
At present, the company’s vineyards are the largest in the country and spread over an area of over 600 hectares. The Cricova and Criuleni agricultural farms are located in the center of the country, whereas the Găvănoasa and Luceşti farms are in the south.
The geographic diversity of the vineyards belonging to the associated factory is yet another important benefit, namely the opportunity of cultivating various varieties of vines, depending on the climatic peculiarities and the soil of the location.
As a result, the company cultivates such vine varieties as Muscat, Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Sauvignon and Merlot in the district of Cahul, whereas varieties such as Pinot, Sauvignon, Rkaţiteli and Aligote are grown in the country’s central region.
The associated factory has long been standing out due to its advantages of complete production cycle and own raw materials.
The control at every stage of the production process, from the planting of cuttings to the delivery of the finished products, has enabled Cricova to ensure superior quality, authenticity and originality of the formula of the wines produced here.
The associated factory has benefited since its very establishment from excellent premises for the production of wines of the highest quality, due to the natural conditions and the unique wine storage facilities.
Nevertheless, the company has been investing in high-performance production equipment and machinery throughout all those years.
Cricova wines begin their lives in the picturesque vineyards in the center and the south of Moldova. And although the Associated Wine Factory’s vineyards are the largest ones in the country, grapes are hand-picked in special limited weight containers, enabling thus their preservation under excellent conditions.
The originality of Cricova wines is explained by the conditions of storage in the underground cellars, where the so-called wine-making stage takes place.
One has created the ideal conditions for the success of this process in the Cricova cellars, inasmuch as the average temperature is +10 … + 12°C and the relative humidity of the air is 97-98% all year round. The latter indicator is of particular importance: the higher the relative humidity level, the lower the risk of wine loss.
Category: the best wines under $10.