Pale straw in colour, this fruity Pinot Grigio is light and easy drinking. Aromas of juicy melon lead into fresh flavours of pear and apple. Best served chilled, it is a great accompaniment to pan-fried scallops or a goat’s cheese salad.
Moldova, in South East Europe, perhaps still somewhat surprising to hear, is the 12th largest wine producing country in the world – covering 112,000Ha.
The country, shaped like a bunch of grapes, lies between Romania and the Ukraine.
It has a long heritage of wine production and it has even been said that the Black Sea basin is where the vine originated some 7,000 years ago.
In the last 10 years massive investment has poured into the wine industry which has vastly improved wine-making facilities. Internationally recognised varietals such as Pinot Grigio are in high demand due to their excellent value and quality.
The Emil Racovita is situated in the northern most part of Moldova and is named after the 19th century Romanian biologist and zoologist Emil Racovita. An explorer of Antarctica, Racovita was the first biologist in the world to study Antarctic life. The cave was discovered in 1959 and is the third largest gypsum cave in the world.