Notes: Blueberry Raspberry Lemongrass Nutty Dried Fruit
Origin: Xinjiang, China
Maker: Puchang Vineyard
Fermentation: Organic, Natural, Vegan Slight Wood
Asian Food Pairing: Pork skewers, grilled lamb shank, venison hot plate
Western Food Pairing: Roasted lamb, beef ragout, hard cheese
Puchang Saperavi 2016
Puchang Saperavi has a deep velvety ruby colour. It has aromas and flavours of crushed raspberries and blueberries with hints of fresh herbs such as lemongrass and almonds. It has a medium to full body with creamy tannins. The ripe fruits and tannins have a lovely integration which gives it excellent balance. Ready to drink now to 10 years.
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.
Saperavi is a dark skinned grape with pink flesh. This variety was originally from Georgia but spread to many Cnetral Asian countries. Saperavi grapes produce very deep red wines that are suitable for extended aging. It is an extractive wine with a characteristic bouquet and harmonious taste.
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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