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Cricova - Real Visit Card of Moldova
It is in Cricova the traveller will discover one of the biggest wine cellar in the world.
It is also here that he can take a trip around its underground streets, which stretch for over 120 km. Visitors will pass by one of the most tremendous wine collections of over one mln. bottles,the oldest of them back to 1902, and be welcomed into the spacious tasting halls. Cricova is a real subterranean “wine town” known for its exceptional microclimate, length and depth, It represents a system of galleries and passages burrowed through the limestone at a depth of 60-80.
Each gallery looks like a street of this remarkable town carrying the name of the wine kept in big oak casks : Merlot street, Cabernet street, Aligote street etc. Cricova cellars provide constant temperature and humidity perfect for the maturing of hi-class vintage wines all year round.
Cricova possesses over 500 hectares of own vineyards ,located in the center and in the South of the country . The wines stored here are made of various years’ harvests. All the wines are made in full compliance with the ancient Moldovan tradition, are aged in oak barrels in a silent and peaceful atmosphere.
Cricova” is the only company in Moldova producing all sorts of sparkling wines in accordance with the classical French method – “Methode Champeenoise” – white.rose and red . The uniqueness of the cellars is also determined by the 5 marvelous underground tasting halls- “European Hall”, “Casa Mare”(Moldovan guest room),”Sea bottom”, “Presidential Hall” and “ Fire -place Hall”. The fascination of the tasting halls and wine tasting of high quality wines will make you forget about time and life routine.
The first cosmonaut Yurii Gagarin being in one of these halls said: “It is easier to take off into the space than to leave Cricova.”
We offer you an unforgettable tour around Cricova cellars with wine- tasting !