Ben says

★ Good Wine Never had Saperavi before? This is a cracking example of the grape’s typicity without any fuss. It still has a good amount of flare. Brimming with fresh fruits like cherries, dried plums and blackberries over liquorice, it’s a juicy offering that will please Merlot fans.

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


Varietal Saperavi with 14.0% abv. Fresh style.

Grown in: Codru, MOLDOVA.

Food Pairing

An easy to drink wine that would add style to a weekend treat of burgers and chips, or your favourite takeaway pizza.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted at the Central & Eastern Europe trade tasting event. Not currently imported to the UK, but you can buy Mimi’s Pinot Noir/Saperavi/Rarã Neagrã blend from Tanners for £12.50.

Reviewed and tasted: 18/06/2024

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Castel Mimi was founded in 1893 and has been described as the “mini Versailles”. Constantin Mimi became one of Moldova’s most prolific winemakers in the 20th century. Today it owns 200 hectares of vineyards near the Nistru River and has over 1000 barrels for wine maturation. It produces a whopping half a million bottles and exports them to countries all over the world. The current winemaker is Adrian Trofim who has modernised the range, particularly the ‘AnimAllens’ range that offers superb introductions to Moldovan blends and grape varieties.