Puchang Muscat 2017 750mL

Puchang Vineyard
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 Type: White

Country: China
Region: Turpan Valley, Xinjiang
Grape Variety: 100% Muscat
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Viticulture: Natural Wine | Certified Organic | Vegan Friendly

Climate: Turpan is sunny and dry all year-round with little rain of only 16-20mm per year. Average temperature is 14.4°C with extreme diurnal temperature variations. Growing season is around 270 days, 3000-3200 sunshine hours per year. The dramatic swing in temperature variation means that our grapes’ exposure to sunlight increases the ripening qualities while the sudden drop in temperature at night preserves the balance of natural acids in the grapes, resulting in more resilient and intense flavoured grapes with high acid and high sugar contents.
Terroir: Vineyards lie on a bed of permeable soil that is rich in minerals, giving their wines a particularly smooth texture with flavours with depth and complexity. 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 their vineyards, keeping the water source naturally pure.
Ageing: Harvested by hand. Hand-graded selection. De-stemmed. Fermented exclusively in new barrels after gentle pressing. Then aged on lees for 12 months without racking. Soft filtration before bottling. Malolactic fermentation is done on 1/3 of the total volume.

Color: Gold coloured
Nose: Attractive nose of exotic fruit as passion fruit, green mango with hints of honey
Palate: Round and full-bodied on the palate with good balance of acidity and complexity. Long finish with notes of citrus fruit and spices mixed with caramel

About the Winery:
Very much an oasis in the middle of the desert, Puchang – located in Turpan Valley, China’s Xinjiang province – now comprises approximately 100 hectares of vineyards which produce up to 130,000 bottles each year. Puchang was first established in 1975. In 2008, Hong Kong businessman, Mr K.K. Cheung purchased the estate, giving it a new direction as one of the first organic wine producers in China.

Puchang focuses on organic viticulture and winemaking with unwavering dedication and care under quality management. It also works with distinctive local grapes to present the taste of Xinjiang terroir. Thanks to the extreme desert climate, this land is almost entirely free of pests. Puchang is certified by ECOCERT as being organically maintained, which is an indication of its fine standard at the international level.