Asconi Pastoral dessert grape red wine made of grape variety cabernet sauvignon brought up in moldova. it has a ruby color and a light, delicate taste of chocolate with a long finish. goes well with red meats or salads. asconi was founded in 1994 and owns about 988 acres of vineyards growing cabernet-sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, and muscat ottonel varieties near Geamana village in the Anenii Noi region of Moldova. the picturesque vineyards are situated about 25 miles to the south of Chishinau and 6 miles from the winery. they currently market their products in the Czech Republic, Poland, united states, Russia, Belorussia, Lithuania, Israel and other countries. Asconi has acquired a reputation for providing high quality-value priced products customized to the needs of specific markets, thereby achieving a strong market position in each of the major markets.