- 1-3 days
Purcari – legendary wine-making traditions
Purcari region of Moldova - is a narrow strip of land stretching along the western bank of the Nistru river and home to the famous Purcari winery.
Red grape production is prevalent here,particularly Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon and Rara Neagra. The Purcari vineyards grow sandy and clayey black earth soils, that makes the red wines to obtain a specific purple, deep red, almost black color.
Purcari wines are also special due to the micro climate of the region that makes the wine of inique flavor and high quality.
The winery factory Purcari was founded in 1827. The high quality wine was marked by a gold medal at the Paris World Exhibition in 1878.
Centures-old traditions in viticulture and wine making of Purcari area formed the basis of a modern wine-making enterprise – Vinaria Purcari, which is the only owner and keeper of Purcari zone elite wines production.
Purcari is located on a great territory,on the on the marvelous terraces of Purcari Hill.It is an architectural ensemble with a wine making enterprise looking like a real beautiful chateau. Visitors are always being impressed immensely with the combination of the chateau’s royal-like interiors and factory Hi- Tech.
The local wine brand – Negru de Purcari and Rosu de Purcari wines. Visit to Purcari enterprise can be combined with the excursion to another modern small winery – "Et Cetera" located not far to the south from Purcari.This enterprise is known for producing high-quality white and red wines with peculiarities of local grapes in the area of the village Crocmaz.