- white still, dry
- Valul lui Traian, Moldova
- Alb de Oniţcani
- 390 UAH, 240 MDL
- not available
7.50 / 10·750 ml·@Wix Kyiv Office · Vinul Moldovei Vol. 1
Novak is quite famous for mostly unknown Alb de Oniţcani. Compared to the white label, this one offers a much more generous and multilayered bouquet of acacia, boxwood, hay, peach, pomelo and butter. And what begins so wonderfully turns into quite a heavy mouthfeel. The alcohol is not well-balanced and it blurs acidity. On the other hand, the aftertaste is quite long with a nice bitterness in the finish. 240 MDL? I'll buy it again to pair with food.
Wine #1 on Vinul Moldovei Vol. 1 event.
Novak Winery, situated in the Cantemir district of the Republic of Moldova, melds tradition with modern innovation, embodying a fresh vision of time-honored winemaking practices. Established on the foundation of an old enterprise from 1977, the winery was officially founded in 2004 and has since gained prominence in the southern region of the country.
Spanning over 30 hectares in IGP Valul lui Traian, the Novak vineyards can be found across Comrat, Tartaul, and Ciobalaccia villages. These vineyards are home to both classic and indigenous grape varieties. Alongside international favorites like Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Malbec, they also cultivate traditional local varieties such as Rară Neagră and Feteasca Regală. Notably, the winery has championed the revival of certain nearly forgotten varieties, including Alb de Onițcani and Floricica, which some experts believed were lost in history.