White Wine Chateau Purcari Pinot Grigio de Purcari 2020. Serve well chilled. Chateau Purcari is the oldest winery in Moldova which has an ancient viticultural heritage stretching back thousands of years.
White Wine Chateau Purcari Pinot Grigio de Purcari 2020
White Wine Chateau Purcari Traminer de Purcari 2020. Serve well chilled. Set in the south-eastern corner of Moldova just 30km from the Black Sea, Chateau Purcari has long been associated with top quality wines made from both local and international grape varieties. In the 19th century French settlers to the region noticed the climatic similarities between this part of the world and their native Bordeaux, and partnered with the local monastery to start planting French varieties here. In 1827 Purcari was officially established as Bessarabia’s first winery by the Russian Tsar Nicholas I and its wines began to attract global attention by winning gold medals at the Paris World Exhibition in 1878. Today the winery is recognised as one of the region’s finest for its hearty Bordeaux-style reds and elegant whites like this graceful Traminer which was awarded 97 points and a platinum medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2020. Grapes for this light and refreshing white are sourced from estate vineyards close to the Black Sea which are harvested by hand. Once in the winery the grapes are vinified in stainless steel tanks to preserve the delicate aromatics and mouthwatering acidity. Hints of jasmine, late bloom roses, peach and lemon define the nose while the first sip offers plenty of freshness and a pure, clean finish. Serve as a refreshing aperitif or an accompaniment for cheeses, summery salads or grilled fish and Mediterranean vegetables.
White Wine Inama Vigneti di Foscarino Soave Classico 2020. This Northern Italian white emerges from the basaltic lava soil of the old pergola vineyards from the eastern side of Monte Foscarino, the oldest white wine area in Northern Italy. A respectful, modern reinterpretation of the thousands of years of traditions of the Soave Classico, based on the delicate Garganega grape which is only capable of being produced from this region’s volcanic earth, this medium-bodied wine offers an intensely brilliant and rich golden straw-yellow colour, while its signature very well may be its complex flavours benefiting from minimally intrusive winemaking process and fermentation in used barriques. Its tempting, lifted nose sweetly foreshadows the experience of honey, liquorice and hints of spice that proceed to dance on the palate with delectable aromas of the field flowers from the local region. These main notes are softly complemented by a savoury, mineral mix of stone fruit and citrus. This intermingling of complexly woven tastes enhances the medium-full, creamy palate which is balanced by a sophisticated and slightly dense consistency, oak tannins and a lively acidity. It’s lingering, dry finish ends with a delicate hint of sweet almond. This 100% Garganega grape wine produces an exceptional Suave is full of character, which is best complemented by polenta, fish, poultry or spicy food.