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Malbec de Purcari 2019

A strong and graceful character
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Primary Notes: Blackberry, Currant Violet

Secondary Notes:

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Medium +

Dryness: Dry

Acidity: Medium +

Tannin: Medium

Alcohol (%): 13.5

Origin: Purcari, Moldova

Maker: Château Purcari

Grape: Malbec

Fermentation: Slight Wood

Awards:

Decanting: 1 hour

Serving Temperature: Best served between 16–18 degrees

Asian Food Pairing: Beef Rendang, Thai BBQ and spicy dipping sauce

Western Food Pairing: Roasted venison, aubergine bake, steak and ale pie

Description

Malbec de Purcari 2019

Malbec de Purcari has a strong and graceful personality. Ruby colour with purple reflections. The bouquet has layers of blackberry, black currant and violet aromas. The palate is sophisticated with a velvety texture, silky tannins and flavours that follow through seamlessly from the nose.

100% Malbec. Recognising similarities in the soil and climate with the Bordeaux region, French settlers entered into partnerships with the monastery and began cultivating Purcari’s special vintages in the eighteenth century. The fruit comes from vineyards in the heart of the village of Purcari, a specific area that is especially fertile and has favourable conditions for viniculture. The soil is clay-based loam, rich in chernozem and also has blue clay-based soils. The vineyard has a south-southeast exposure and sits at al altitude of 200 metres.

100% hand harvest in small bins from only the best parcels. The fruit chills overnight before a hand selection and destemming in Pellenc machine. No crushing of the grapes and cryo-maceration occurs for 5 days. The wine ages for 6 months in 225L new French barriques with a medium and medium plus toasting.

Ageing potential: up to 10 years.