Red Wine Chateau Purcari Negru de Purcari 2020. Decant 1 hour before serving. The noble history of Chateau Purcari dates back to 1827 when the Emperor of Russia Nicholas I granted a special decree recognising the property as the first official winery in Bessarabia which is today known as Moldova. Set just 30km from the Black Sea, this winery enjoys ideal conditions for premium winemaking. This was realised as early as 1847 when the estate’s Negru de Purcari wine was awarded a gold medal at Bessarabia’s agricultural exhibition. A few decades later this wine was also awarded a gold medal at the Paris World Exhibition, ranking alongside France’s finest Bordeaux wines. Today Purcari is once again gaining the recognition it deserves with outstanding scores at the Decanter World Wine Awards including a gold medal for their iconic Negru de Purcari. This majestic red is crafted predominantly from Cabernet Sauvignon along with local Saperavi and Rara Neagră grapes which add complexity and intensity to the cuvee. The grapes are carefully harvested by hand at optimum maturity and the estate uses traditional winemaking techniques which have been used in this region for centuries. The young wine is then aged in French oak barrels to allow the tannins to soften and the different grape varieties to fully integrate. The result is a rich and robust red wine that is bursting with dark fruit flavours, spice, and toasted oak notes along with firm tannins and a very long finish.
Red Wine Chateau Purcari Negru de Purcari 2020
Red Wine Chateau Purcari Pinot Noir de Purcari 2020. Despite earning a reputation in the 20th century for supplying the Soviet Union with huge quantities of everyday table wine, Moldova has a rich winemaking history which dates back thousands of years.
Red Wine Chateau Purcari Saperavi 2020. Decant up to an hour before serving. Chateau Purcari is a prestigious Moldovan winery, seated in the country’s southeast between the Dniester River and the Black Sea. French settlers understood the significance of this region’s soil as early as the 1700s, beginning a fruitful viticultural partnership with local monasteries around the village of Purcari. The soil and climate of Purcari are uncannily similar to those of Bordeaux – the two regions share latitude and are both rich in rubidium. Purcari became Moldova’s first specialised winery in 1827 and has maintained a special place in Europe’s collective palate since then. In the last two decades, the winery has undergone extensive modernisation, and vineyards planted at the turn of the millennium are now beginning to come to fruition, producing grapes that can rival Bordeaux in quality. This 100% Saperavi wine is endowed with rich scents of plum, cassis and blackberries. Characteristic of the Georgian grape, it is deep ruby in colour, with glints of violet. It wraps the mouth in decadent dark fruit flavours, with velvety tannins and a lengthy, evolving finish. Serve it at room temperature, with rich meaty dishes. Consider game or herby lamb chops.