Region: Eastern Europe> Moldova
Semi-sweet red wine made of Isabella grape, grown in Taraclia, Moldova. Nose of cherry jam, blackberry, leather, cigar box and vanilla. Medium brick color with orange rim and light, delicate taste of stawberries. Isabella is an intriguing American hybrid grape, thought to be a crossing of unknown Vitis labrusca and vinifera species. Moldova is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe that lies just north of Romania and Bulgaria. Moldova wines are gaining popularity in recent years because of its superb price/quality ratio.
Food Pairing: barbecue, medium soft cheeses (cheddar), smoked meats, cheese burgers, spice-rubbed meats, spicy sauces, etc.