TIMBRUS own vineyards are situated in the legendary Purcari region at the South-East of Moldova. At the beginning of the 19th century foreign colonists were creating excellent wines there that were considered to be highly competitive with the French samples.
Over the centuries Purcari winemaking region kept its main treasure –unique terroir stretched over the Dniester River valley.
There are specific drained soils in this region, the so-called loamy chernozemic soils. Searching for water vine roots go deep into the ground, which enables wine producers to grow traditional, highly precious grape varieties. Vicinity of the Dniester River creates very convenient climate conditions for vine, protecting it from severe frost in winter as well as from extreme heat in summer. Therefore, grapes ripen gradually, without a damage of extreme temperature changes being saturated with all the necessary components that enrich the future wines with the sunshine and richness of local soil.
Timbrus wines, produced from the grapes grown in Purcari region, are the wines with Protected Geographical Indication PGI Stefan Vodă – one of the three winemaking regions of the Republic of Moldova. This geographic area, located on the altitude of nearly 150 meters above sea-level, covers the surface of almost 10,000 ha. The wine region „Ștefan Vodă”, similar from climatic point of view to Bordeaux wine region in France, is distinguished by its sunny climate, little precipitation and influence of the Black Sea breeze and the Dniester River. Microclimate formed under these natural conditions is suitable for cultivation of many grape varieties, especially the black ones. The following grape varieties can be distinguished among them – Merlot, Malbec, Saperavi, Shiraz, Rara Neagră, Fetească Neagră, all of them being grown at Timbrus vineyards in Purcari. They are also successfully cultivated in the wine region „Ștefan Vodă” various wite grape varieties, such as Viorica, Chardonnay, Traminer, Sauvignon, used for making Timbrus wines with PGI „Ștefan Vodă”.
Fetească Neagră is one of the best-known indigenous grape varieties described in Moldovan records of the XVI century. It is a true Moldovan wine with recognizable taste and aroma, which distinguishes it from the rest of red wines.
Timbrus Feteasca Neagrais made from 100% Fetească Neagră, manually harvested, aged in oak barrels for 12 months. Rich ruby color. Complex aromas of ripe cherries, plums, dried fruits and vanilla. Expressive and delicate taste with notes of wild berries followed by a long finish.