Rara Neagra de Purcari 2019

Château Purcari

Red Wine

Rara Neagra de Purcari 2019

Rara Neagra de Purcari 2019

  • San Francisco International Wine Competition Double Gold, 2023

Tasting notes

  • Bold Bold
  • Balanced Balanced
  • Spicy Spicy

A lost page from the Grenache Diaries! No man is an island … but Moldova may be the Galapagos of wine. For centuries, this region has evolved virtually undisturbed by the West. To sip Rară Neagră is to discover a distinctive, low-tannin, high-acid gem that feels as at-home in the Rhone or Sardinia.  Rară Neagră is the culmination of grace and elegance.

This wine pours an inviting, not too dense garnet red, with a really delightful nose: dried herbs and juicy red cherries, a touch of pomegranate and floral lift and plenty of pepper and spice. In the mouth it is medium-bodied and fresh, a really good core of red fruits is dancing and agile on the tongue, and whilst the tannins are smooth and gentle, there is spice and there is acidity to give this some structure and some real presence into the finish.