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.
1 Purcari, Stefan-Voda 4229, Moldova
Purcari is the country’s oldest winery thanks to a special decree recognising its status which was issued by Tsar Nicholas I in 1827.
Conditions here are ideal for premium winemaking thanks to a similar terroir to that found in Bordeaux. In fact the famous French wine region sits on the same latitude and has the same rubidium-rich soils as those found in this south-eastern corner of Moldova. Nearby is the Black Sea which has a cooling effect on the surrounding area, helping to preserve plenty of acidity and freshness in the local wines.