Stefan Voda, Moldova
Stefan Voda is a wine region in Moldova, known for its diverse range of grape varietals and the production of both red and white wines.
Regional History & Terroir: The wine region of Stefan Voda is located in the southeastern part of Moldova, and has a long history of winemaking dating back to ancient times. The region benefits from a continental climate with hot summers and cold winters, as well as a diverse range of soils including clay, limestone, and sandstone.
Typical Grape Varietals: The Stefan Voda wine region is known for its diverse range of grape varietals, including both international and local varietals. White varietals such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling are widely grown, as well as local varietals such as Fetească Albă and Aligoté. Red varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinot Noir are also grown, as well as local varietals such as Fetească Neagră and Rara Neagră.
Regional Wine Styles: The Stefan Voda wine region produces a diverse range of wines, including both red and white wines, as well as rosé and sparkling wines. White wines from the region are often characterized by their crisp acidity and flavors of citrus and tropical fruit. Red wines from the region are known for their dark fruit flavors, with notes of blackberry and black cherry, as well as spicy and earthy undertones. The region is also known for its production of dessert wines, made from late-harvested grapes