Castel Mimi Animaliens Viorica/Feteasca Alba 2022


75cl ALC 13%
Flag of Moldova MOLDOVA

Fresh and fragrant with hints of lemon on the palate together with pear, lime and lychee. Very appealing with good length of flavour.

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Moldova, Northern Europe, Moldova

Still White

50% Feteasca Alba, 50% Viorica

Dry and aromatic


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Asian, South-East





Press Review

"A floral Moldovan white that you’ll like if you’re into gewürztraminer."

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Fiona Beckett, What wine goes best with Thai Food?, The Guardian

April 05, 2024

Castel Mimi

New life has been breathed into the old winery of Castel Mimi with a focus on quality from local grape varieties.

Bulboaca village, Republic of Moldova now just 30 minutes’ drive from Chisinau International Airport. It is named after Constantin Mimi, the last governor of Tsarist Bessarabia but also an ambitious winemaker of the twentieth century, who actively contributed to the modernisation of national winemaking.

In the second half of the 1940s, the winery was nationalised and later transformed into a factory, with a production capacity of 8 million bottles of wine per month – most going to the Soviet Union. After the fall of the USSR, the management of the winery was undertaken by the Trofim family, natives of Bulboaca and third generation winemakers.

Starting in 2011, in parallel with the renovation of the historic building, the winery underwent an extensive process of technological modernisation and today has state-of-the-art equipment able to cover every stage of production. The winery also has the largest fleet of barrels in Moldova: over 1000 barrels, used in the wine maturation process. Castel Mimi has 200 ha of vineyards spread near the Dniester River, located in Speia, Codru region. Now Castel Mimi is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Moldova, visited by wine lovers from over 100 countries, who are drawn by the beautifully restored château which includes a restaurant, 5 star accommodation, open air swimming, spa, event halls and open spaces.

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Press reviews

"This is only the second Moldovan wine to occupy the Wine of the Week slot and neither of the grape varieties has featured before. So, let's welcome the coming together of Viorica and Feteascā Alba in this fragrant, floral, breezy dry white.

Feteascā Alba is also a white Moldovan variety, although there is more of it in neighbouring Romania. And like Viorica, it seems to be growing in popularity with the country’s more go-ahead wineries.

The Viorica Feteascā Alba is a perfect fit as an aperitif, but also goes very well with avocado salads (mind the dressing isn’t too sharp) and with saffron: try a saffron risotto, or seafood, white fish, chicken or pasta with saffron. You could also pair it with dim sum or sushi. 13%"

Joanna Simon, joannasimon.com

February 08, 2024

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Usually delivered the next working day (on orders placed before 1pm on a working day).

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