Puchang Vineyard Rkatsiteli 2020 蒲昌酒莊白羽 2020
Puchang Vineyard Rkatsiteli 2020 蒲昌酒莊白羽 2020

Puchang Vineyard Rkatsiteli 2020 蒲昌酒莊白羽 2020

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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.

Rkatsiteli is one of the oldest grape varietal originated from Georgia. It was introduced to China in 1956 and yields a good sugar level with high natural acidity. This variety produces balanced white wines. Typical Rkatsiteli is crisp with hints of apple and minerals on the palette.

Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 Gold Medal

JS 94 points from JS Wine Ratings
“A hint of macadamia nuts and nori to the lemon citrus, sliced apples and crushed-stone minerals. Bright and zesty on the palate with mineral verve and bright acidity. Textured, nicely phenolic and mouthwatering in the finish. Very characterful and invitingly drinkable. From organically grown grapes with Ecocert certification.” - Tasted on Dec 14, 2024 by Jame Suckling

RP 93 points from The wine Adcocate 
“Puchang Vineyard has already established itself as one of the more compelling producers to have emerged from the Turpan Basin of Xinjiang, with their Rkatsiteli being their best white to date. The 2020 Rkatsiteli has a moderate lemon appearance. On the nose, there is plenty of this Caucasian variety’s trademark quince, red pear and nectarine fruit with a touch of white flower and some nutty, slightly honeyed development. On the palate, the 2020 Rkatsiteli is full-bodied with some lively acidity and a rich palate of relatively well-integrated 14.5% alcohol supporting the core of ripe, dense Rkatsiteli fruit (think quince, think membrillo). There is also a subtle palate texture from some lees influence, adding a sensation of creaminess offsetting the lively acid. With its longer length, this is Puchang’s best Rkatsiteli to date (even slightly better than the compelling 2017 vintage).” - Tasted on Jan 20, 2023 by Edward Ragg