2021 Chateau Changyu Moser XV Helan Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc de Noir

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Type of Wine White
Country China
Region Ningxia
Winery Château Changyu Moser XV
Vintage 2021
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2026
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The Chateau Changyu Moser XV (张裕摩塞尔十五世酒庄) Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc de Noir is made by Lenz M. Moser - the head winemaker Chateau Changyu Moser XV who spends the entire harvest period in Ningxia. The wine is also bottled Mise en bouteille au château / Estate Bottled. This Blanc de Noir is definitely the very first white Cabernet Sauvignon from China. Its color, texture and flavor profile is completely new in the world.

This white Cabernet Sauvignon resembles a rosé with a very light salmon-colored cast, but is technically a white wine because the color comes from the juice and not the skin soaking as with a rosé. This stainless steel aged wine is wonderfully fresh and almost unique in its taste with a great acidity of 5.8 g / L . The wine has grip and freshness and despite the impression of a certain "sweetness" in the mouth, the wine is bone dry with less than 2g of residual sugar. The small berries give a lot of extraction (about 25% more than with European Cabernet Sauvignon grapes); due to the extremely dry climate, the skin-to-juice ratio produces more solids in the wine - hence a unique concentration of fruit flavours.

In the nose delicious aromas of grapefruit peel, lemon combined with aromas of exotic fruit. On the palate delicious, generous yet elegant and spicy on the palate. The profile of this unique wine lies between a typical unsoaked Chardonnay and a spicy Old World Sauvignon Blanc - introducing a completely new flavor profile. The wine can cellar for 7 years or more without a problem.

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ABOUT NINGXIA

There are currently about 900 wineries in China (compared to Australia: 2,000 - USA: 7,100 - France: 27,000 - Austria: 6,500 - Germany: 6,500). Nearly 800,000 hectares are planted with vines, making China the sixth largest wine-producing country by area, about 13 million hectoliters of wine are produced annually.

Ningxia is located about 1,330 kilometers west of Beijing. It is located in Central West China on the edge of the Gobi Desert and feeds on the Yellow River which originates in the clean and natural Tibetan Plateau. With the aridity of the land and longer than usual sunlight hours during the growing season (about 3,000 - compared to Bordeaux's average of 2,052 hours), the berries are allowed to fully ripen, developing a full fruit character. The grapes have ideal growing conditions in the Helan Mountains, at 1100 meters above sea level. The altitude and the desert with its hot daytime temperatures and cold nights helps the wines retain their freshness and this means that Chinese wines from this region are booming.

Vineyard for 2021 Chateau Changyu Moser XV Helan Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc de Noir

Château Changyu Moser XV or in good Chinese 张裕摩塞尔十五世酒庄 is without a doubt the most famous Chinese Winery. It is the very first Winery in China founded in 1892 by Zhang Bishi, an overseas Chinese diplomat.

He decided to start his pioneering winery in Yantai and named it "Zhang Yu Wine Company". He imported more than 500,000 vines from the US and Europe, paving the way for modern Chinese wine production, supported by an Austrian viticulturist: August Wilhelm Baron von Babo. After more than 120 years of growth, CHANGYU today is a group with international shareholders such as ILLVA (Italy, Amaretto di Saronno) and IFC (International Finance Corporation, USA), which owns and operates eight chateaux and wineries throughout China. Its portfolio includes wine, brandy, sparkling wine and healthy liqueur and is well received in more than 20 countries. CHANGYU is also the largest Chinese wine producer with a large market share.

In 2015, Lenz founded LENZ M. MOSER PROJECTS with the clear goal of choosing only very few, but very special projects in the new wine world and to inspire his partners with his 30 years of experience and know-how.Lenz Maria Moser is the fifth generation from the Austrian wine family Lenz Moser and 15th in the direct line of the Moser family. The family has been active in the wine trade since 1610, with the first mention of the Moser family in their native village of Rohrendorf (Lower Austria) dating back to 1124. Lenz had a double university education in Austria's Klosterneuburg in business and oenology. Even with his formal education, Lenz attributes his understanding of the fundamentals of life and his winemaking knowledge to his grandfather, the legendary Professor Dr. Lorenz Moser III., who invented and developed the ubiquitous Austrian trellising system called the "Lenz Moser Hocherziehung". , which revolutionized vineyard cultivation across Europe.

Lenz's impressive wine career began at Lenz Moser Winery (Austria's premier wine producer) as General Manager for 10 years. In 1997, Lenz was asked to join Robert Mondavi as General Manager Europe, where he established the European branch and led the pioneering American wine company for nine years until it was sold to the Constellation Group. In 2005, Lenz returned to his Austrian roots by founding LAURENZ V. with two partners. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather, who helped to promote Grüner Veltliner from a minor grape variety in the late 1920s to the number one Austrian grape. Lenz and his partners have become the modern ambassadors of the variety and stick to the mission of establishing Austria's signature grape as a variety among the best white wines in the world. His second activity from 2005 was acting as CEO of an import company in Germany, bringing wines from 10 countries to Europe. In this capacity, he first met the people of Changyu in 2005, developing a close relationship with the leaders of this great and pioneering company. In 2015 they decided on a joint project: Chateau Changyu Moser XV, a collaboration with the great goal of producing the best and most important wines in China.

 

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Type of Wine White
Country China
Region Ningxia
Winery Château Changyu Moser XV
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2021
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2026
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging No
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
James Suckling rating 95
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Complex, Fruity, Powerful, Round, White fruit
Drink moments Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Terras
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