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Rosé Pinot Meunier Extra-Sec (d2022) - NV


3.70 / 5.0

white sparkling, extra-dry
Codru, Moldova
On lees
18 months
Pinot Meunier
250 MDL, 500 UAH
not available
Cricova Rosé Pinot Meunier Extra-Sec (d2022) NV

This traditional sparkling rosé is crafted exclusively from Pinot Meunier grapes, cultivated in limestone-rich soils. It has been matured for 18 months sur lie, enhancing its complexity. Although the exact dosage remains undisclosed, it's categorised as extra-sec, suggesting a delicate hint of sweetness. Notably, malolactic fermentation has been bypassed, retaining its crisp, natural acidity.


3.70 / 5.0750 ml@Minibar · Vinul Moldovei by Dimitry Grachov Vol. 1

This rosé exudes notes of barberry candy, cherry confiture, and peonies. Its profile isn't exceptionally complex but is charming nonetheless. On the palate, it's fresh, round, and fruit-forward. The presence of a candied aftertaste hints at some sweetness, leaving one curious about the exact dosage.

Wine #1 on Vinul Moldovei by Dimitry Grachov Vol. 1 event.


Nestled in the heart of Moldova, the Cricova Winery is a cherished gem in the realm of viticulture. Established in 1952 amidst the historical town bearing its name, it stands a mere 15 kilometers north of Chişinău. The inception of this winery marked a significant epoch in Moldovan winemaking, addressing the exigent need for wine storage and maturation facilities at the time.

A voyage through the annals of Cricova unfolds a tale of underground grandeur. The winery boasts the second largest wine cellar globally, extending over 120 kilometers beneath the earth's crust. These subterranean labyrinths, carved from limestone in the 15th century, once served as a mine before cradling the vine's nectar. They now foster a perfect microclimate for the maturation of fine wines, ensuring a unique sojourn for every bottle.

The allure of Cricova transcends its historical and architectural marvels. Renowned as Moldova's largest producer of traditional method sparkling wines, Cricova's portfolio blooms with a diverse range of red, white, sparkling, and sweet wines. The finesse of French methode champenoise is mirrored in their sparkling wines. Besides the international varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay, Cricova takes pride in nurturing native grapes like Feteasca Alba and Feteasca Neagra, adding a unique Moldovan touch to every sip.