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NOTES: Cherries, Currant Cinnamon Floral Vanilla
TANNIN: Medium -
ORIGIN: Xinjiang, China
FERMENTATION: Slight Wood
AWARDS: >90 pts
ASIAN FOOD PAIRING:
WESTERN FOOD PAIRING: Pasta, stewed beef
Puchang Beichun 2015
Puchang Beichun has a deep ruby colour with light purple hue. It has attractive aroma dominated by red fruit, rose, which is followed by vanilla and cinnamon spice. On the palate, it presents a silky and consistent texture with notes of ripe red fruits, dried raspberry and a touch of wolfberries. The finish is soft with good balance of acidity. Ready to drink now to 15 years.
This bottle of red is made of Beichun grape. Beichun is a Chinese hybrid grape created in the 1950s in an attempt to find a grape that could survive the extreme cold of a Chinese winter. It is a cross between one of the wild mountain grapes, Vitis Amurensis from Jilin Province, north of North Korea and Muscat Hamburg.
The vineyards lie on a bed of alluvial soil of Gobi gravel, sand and silt. South-facing at 650m above sea level. Vines are 26 years old, grapes are watered naturally with melting snow from Tian Shan Mountain. Untouched by men and free from pollution, it channels through the underground Karez water system to the vineyards, keeping the water source naturally pure.
15 days post-fermentation maceration. 50% of the wine is aged 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrel, 50% in tank. Blended and filtered before bottling