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Primary Notes: Cherries, Currant Cinnamon Floral
Secondary Notes: Vanilla
Tannin: Medium -
Origin & Awards
Origin: Turpan Valley, Xinjiang, China
Fermentation: Slight Wood
Awards: >90 pts
Serving Temperature: Best served between 16 - 18 degrees
Asian Food Pairing:
Western Food Pairing: Pasta, stewed beef
Puchang Beichun 2015
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.
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