Puchang Vineyard Rkatsiteli 2017 Turpan Valley
The Rkatsiteli grape came to China from Georgia in 1956 in a time when China was closed off to the West and no grapes could be imported.
Puchang Vineyard is situated in the Turpan Valley in Xinjiang, north of the Gobi Desert in a region we know for all the wrong reasons as the Uighur Autonomous Region. The weather has every extreme and there are few pests so the vineyard has been certified organic since its creation in 1991.The poor soils are irrigated by run off from the nearby Tian Shan Mountain using the centuries old Karez water courses tunnelled and cut through the rock, originally used to bring water to the ancient silk road trading city of Turpan. The winemaking team is run by Italian Loris Tartaglia with help from Gerard Colin consultant at Ch. Lafite Rothschild.
The Rkatsiteli grape came from Georgia in 1956 in a time when China was closed off to the west and no grapes could be imported. Here a proportion of Welschriesling is added to the blend giving verve and aromatics. The result is a floral nose, with notes of Jasmine, grapefruit and ginger and a crisp palate with lemon and white peach notes, refreshing acidity and light minerality, an attractive and flexible wine that drinks well on its own or with many foods.
|Colour / Type||White|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Maturity||Drinking now but could keep too|
|Style||Medium bodied, Aromatic, Crisp, Dry|