Pinot Grigio de Purcari
Pinot Grigio de Purcari - Dry White Wine
- Gold – Concours International de Vins MUNDUS, Slovakia
- Silver – Decanter World Wine Awards
Pinot Grigio de Purcari is like the touch of autumn: smooth, warm, enigmatic. A wine that does not shout, but whispers a beautiful story.
The light golden straw color holds a fresh fragrance shaped by light notes of green apple and pear. The fruity taste is refreshing, pleasant, well balanced with acidity, showing harmonious shades and a lasting aftertaste. It combines well with dishes of fish, shellfish, chicken, hard cheese, and grilled vegetables.
The fruity and tart wine makes a fantastic combination with fresh vegetables, raw fish and light entreé, sushi and seafood.
Recommended serving temperature: +10… +12°С.
- Variety: 100% Pinot Grigio
- Alcohol content (vol%): 14%
Made from grapes harvested and selected by hand, produced using traditional methods.
Founded in 1827, Purcari Cellars are a real treasure. Vintage wines from 1948, the Queen Elizabeth II Collection dating from 1947, with labels in English are some of the jewels of the Purcari cellars – where the time has frozen. You will feel the historical fingerprints left by the monks who built the cross-shaped cellars, thus blessing the wines.
Located on the west coast of the Dniester River, at an altitude of 110-185 meters above the Black Sea, the Purcari vineyards which cover an area of over 260 hectares, have a special microclimate that protects the vineyards from frost in winter and heat during summer. The Purcari microzone has a unique terroir ideal for producing high quality wine. The climate is characterized by active temperatures up to 3300 °C and a relative humidity coefficient of 0.68-0.75.
The microzone is known due to the soil composition – clay chernozem – sandy charred. The slope orientation determines the soil characteristics, which play an important role in forming the wine flavours and taste. The ensurement of the vineyards with light and heat also depends on the degree of the slope. The location of the hills allows maximum exposure to the sun’s rays, helping vines to grow and grapes to ripen. The slope also facilitates water drainage.
Thereby, vine roots penetrate deep through the layers of carbon soil in search of water, and the planting in ordered rows allows good air circulation.
The climate, the soil and the geographical position form the perfect ensemble contributing on the quality of the obtained grapes. The terroir has a high importance in the role of providing a unique attribute to each vineyard.