Cricova plant was founded in 1952. The founder – Peter Nikolaevich Ungureanu – is a winemaking expert, who dreamed of sparkling wines which could compete with the famous French champagne. The underground town at a hundred-meter depth, remaining after developing underground shell deposits (160 km), is intended for ageing of sparkling and brand wines by the very nature: even temperature (12-14 degrees all the year round) with 98% humidity. Here are the perfect climatic conditions for growing grapes. It’s impossible to imagine a better place for the capital of wine making.The holy of holies of Cricovawineries is the National Enoteca with over a million bottles.
Cricova collectors’ and brand wines are the national fame of Moldova and have won over 70 top awards at the most prestigious international contests and tastings in Bordeaux, Barcelona, Rome. And on top of this pyramid of fame,the Gold Star for Qualityshines, brought from Paris, the capital of the world winemaking. Since 1996, Cricova plant is a Member of Commercial Leaders of Europe.
“Cricova” is the only company in Moldova, which produces sparkling wines in accordance with the classical French technology – “Methode Champenoise”, by secondary fermentation in bottles and subsequent “cuvee” ageing in horizontal position for at least three years.
In 2003, the Law of the Republic of Moldova declared the complex AO “Plant for the Wine Production CRICOVA” an object of national cultural heritage of the Republic of Moldova. The intellectual property right for “CRICOVA” in Ukraine has been transferred to OOO “Ukrimport KV”.
“The real production of the plant can be identified by making sure that the label features the mark and logo of “CRICOVA” (without attachments and add-ons)and that the product manufacturer is the AO “Plant for the Wine Production CRICOVA”.