Country: China Region: Ningxia
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2017 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Chateau Changyu Moser
Chateau Changyu Moser XV lies just west of Beijing in the province of Ningxia, in China’s most renowned wine-growing region. Lenz M. Moser represents the fifth generation of the Moser family of the Niederösterreich region of Austria. He has been a consultant and winemaking advisor to Changyu since 2005.
His thinking is simple – minimal intervention in the vineyard and in the winery. Terroir is not the key here; the vines are only around 12 years old so the priority is to establish varietal typicity. Moser wishes to define the interplay of spice flavours as a defining trait of Ningxia wines, playing with oak and blending to achieve this.
Tasting Notes by Lenz M. Moser, Chief Winemaker Chateau Changyu Moser XV:
“The colour comes with a hue of rosé, just a touch to indicate the provenance. Surprisingly peachy on the nose with a cornucopia of floral aromas – it certainly enlarges the spectrum of fragrance in wine.
On the palate it offers a stunning lusciousness of peach and exotic fruits with a hint of violet. The vibrancy comes from its perfectly embedded acidity. Its long and rewarding finish asks for the next zip."
Ageing Potential: 10+ years ABV: 14.0%
Food Matches: Meat, Pasta, Risotto, Fish