Gitana - Lupi 2016
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Saperavi
Type: Dry red wine
Region: Valul lui Traian, Moldova
Winery: Gitana Winery
Ageing: First stage in Russian large oak barrels followed by 18 months in American casks.
Serving temperature: 16-18 °C, preferrably decanted for 30 minutes
Alcohol content: 14,5%
Tasting notes: On the nose the bouquet is intense with hints of mixed berries, black plums and shades of dark chocolate. On the palate the wine is robust, well-structured revealing aromas of black berries, black cherries, coffee beans and noble hints of cinnamon. A complex taste with vigorous tannins and beautiful aftertaste that amplifies its elegance. Early in the morning if you pass by the Saperavi plantation you can see a small pack of wolves hovering around. In their memory the winemakers have decided to name the wine "wolves".
Food suggestion: Pair it with grilled beef with a mushrooms stew or game meat and aged hard cheeses.