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”.
Traminer is one of the oldest European grape varieties, known science the XV century, gained by selection of wild grape vines in South Tyrol, Italy. Unusual for Moldova, this grape variety, however, turns into aromatic and elegant wines, distinguished by noble freshness and flavorful taste and aroma.
Timbrus Traminer is made with 100% Traminer, manually harvested. It has an intense, floral nose with predominance of roses. On the palate it’s mild, with predominance of fruits and flower notes. Long-lasting finish with spicy flavor of mint and ginger. Pairs with cold and hot refreshments, seafood, white meat, fois gras, cheese, and dessert.