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 business man, 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.
Beichun is an unusual hybrid combining a native species of Chinese vine from Jilin province with the dark-skinned Muscat of Hamburg. The 2015 Beichun has a medium ruby appearance. The nose is reminiscent of Pinot Noir or, better still, Corvina with bright but sour red cherry, raspberry and strawberry fruit accompanied by a touch of violet. Medium-bodied with moderate coating and slightly chewy tannins, some lifting acidity and plenty of vibrant red fruit character with that violet note, the 2015 shows moderate length with a bright, juicy, but also herbal finish.Wine Advocate 88