This month, we committed to doing our best to cover wines from areas that we generally do not associate with wine production, along with varietals not commonly spoken about, and so today, we’re covering a wine from Moldova called, Carlevana Cabernet Sauvignon 2009.
Moldova can be found in Eastern Europe, between Romania and the Ukraine, and celebrating a mild climate makes it fitting for grape growth and wine production, to the extent that the country boasts of a vineyard area of 360,000 acres. The grapes chosen for the wine in today’s review were hand-picked from the southern zone in Moldova, in a climate sublimely suitable to produce the best results for the Cabernet Sauvignon grape.
On colour, the Carlevana Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 holds a ruby red hue. On the nose, definite pepper and plum scents are noted. On the palate, plum and preserve like tastes meld amongst a mild pepper flavour and a medium finish. All together a respectful wine, filled with pleasantry.
This wine retails at the LCBO for $11.25
We gave this wine a 2.75 out of 5.