Pinot Noir

Chateau Purcari Limited Edition Pinot Noir 2020

  • 2020
  • 750ml
  • Red
  • 13%
Vintage
2020
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
13%
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Grapes
Pinot Noir
Winery
Chateau Purcari
Region
South Eastern
Country
Moldova
94 AVG
Cellar for up to 10 years. No need to decant before serving.

Chateau Purcari is a Moldovan winery of immense stature, with a deep wine-making history and hundreds of medals earned at international contests. The winery’s name is synonymous with the region itself, nestled in Moldova’s southeastern region near the Ukrainian border. Purcari was granted the status of the first specialised winery in Bessarabia, now Moldova, in 1827, but its history goes even further back than that.

As early as the 1700s, French settlers recognised that Purcari’s soils were curiously similar to Bordeaux’s. For that reason, Bordeaux varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec are still the predominant grapes at Purcari, but the Burgundian Pinot Noir is also planted here.

Aromas of strawberry, raspberry and violet burst from this wine, subtle yet still complex. It is made from 100% Pinot Noir, giving it a vampirical purple-red colour. Like all of Purcari’s wines, the grapes are matured in barrels of French oak. It is velvety and bold in the mouth, revealing strong notes of cherry and blackcurrant, a backbone of acidity and medium tannins. It has a lingering finish with a subtle ripening effect. Pairs very well with venison, tender asparagus and sweet/salty cheese, such as Gruyère.
 
Description
Cellar for up to 10 years. No need to decant before serving.

Chateau Purcari is a Moldovan winery of immense stature, with a deep wine-making history and hundreds of medals earned at international contests. The winery’s name is synonymous with the region itself, nestled in Moldova’s southeastern region near the Ukrainian border. Purcari was granted the status of the first specialised winery in Bessarabia, now Moldova, in 1827, but its history goes even further back than that.

As early as the 1700s, French settlers recognised that Purcari’s soils were curiously similar to Bordeaux’s. For that reason, Bordeaux varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec are still the predominant grapes at Purcari, but the Burgundian Pinot Noir is also planted here.

Aromas of strawberry, raspberry and violet burst from this wine, subtle yet still complex. It is made from 100% Pinot Noir, giving it a vampirical purple-red colour. Like all of Purcari’s wines, the grapes are matured in barrels of French oak. It is velvety and bold in the mouth, revealing strong notes of cherry and blackcurrant, a backbone of acidity and medium tannins. It has a lingering finish with a subtle ripening effect. Pairs very well with venison, tender asparagus and sweet/salty cheese, such as Gruyère.
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