2016 Chateau Changyu Moser XV Purple Air Comes From The East

215.00 177.69
Type of Wine Red
Country China
Region Ningxia
Winery Château Changyu Moser XV
Year 2016
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2021 - 2036
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The Chateau Changyu Moser XV (张裕摩塞尔十五世酒庄) Purple Air Comes From The East is the iconic top wine made in the style of a high-end bordeaux and coming from an area with a climate similar to Bordeaux. With an acidity of 5.4 g / l, this is a bordeaux and its approach to "la frecheur". The wine 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 and the 2016 vintage is the 2nd vintage of this iconic wine. Only 6,300 bottles of this truly special and ultra rare wine have been made. The wine is aged in barriques in the chateau's barrel cellar for 24 months. Partly on new French oak and partly 2nd and 3rd year.

The wine is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon with beautiful floral aromas on the nose with complex notes of red and dark berries, with savory hints of cedar, tobacco and a warm hint of vanilla from a subtle wood treatment - all in perfect harmony, with a built-in ' feel good factor. In the mouth opulent, generous and with a wonderful freshness. A top wine from Ningxia with a focus on elegance and finesse. The wine is very balanced and has the intensity and complexity without being overbearing or overpowering.

FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this fine wine. We will automatically send it to you when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you come to pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount.

Lenz M. Moser:

“We believe this wine will pave the way for a new breed of Ningxia wines, focusing on the pure pleasure of drinking. As it is my second year of harvest, it is hard to say when the highest level of drinking will be reached, but given the quality of the grapes at harvest, it will drink well for at least 15 years. The wine is still super young, but already a pleasure to enjoy. It's definitely the best red I've ever made. We have worked very hard to bring this new style of wine to life. And I will dedicate this very special creation to the leaders of Changyu and everyone involved in making this wine"

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.

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Type of Wine Red
Country China
Region Ningxia
Winery Château Changyu Moser XV
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2016
Drinking as of 2021
Drinking till 2036
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
James Suckling rating 95
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe

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