O Produtor, tasting note published in July 11th 1905
Jancis Robinson MW, in Purple Pages (Proven 3 July 2019): '16.5 points. A very good year in Ningxia, apparently. Two years in French oak, 10% new. Bottled in March 2019. Dark Cabernet, developed ruby, aromatic and fragrant. Lots of tannin and potential."
- And this is what it is - lots of potential and yet already drinkable.
- At 14.5% it brings immediate drinking pleasure as it represents the second style of the Château's reds: lighter tannin structure, more primary fruit aromas like cassis, a little tobacco and vanilla.
- The small Ningxia Cabernet berries bring an abundance of pleasure in terms of charm and freshness. Compare the wine with Cabernet wines from around the world and you will surprise yourself and your guests both in terms of quality and value for money.
- The future typicity, authenticity of Ningxia is already hinted at in this particular ambassador of the region - the spice of China is the element we seek and try to perfect - the aim is that in ten years time you can hold a glass of Ningxia wine to your nose and immediately identify the region and, hopefully, the Chateau.
Château’s SECOND VIN represents the latest generation of top wines from China
– 2016 was a truly fantastic year in Ningxia
– 2016 is richer, more flavour and tannins than the other great year of 2015
– Vines between 12 – 18 years old
– 100% Cabernet Sauvignon (small, healthy berries with brown seeds and 24 brix)
– 7 different barrels, French, medium toast, most of them second and third use) in the castle “cellar” for 18 months
– Cultivation, fermentation and blending under the supervision of Lenz M. Moser (Chief Winemaker Chateau Changyu Moser XV) who spends the entire harvest period in Ningxia – and a total of 5 times at the Chateau – ca. 3 months in total per year.
Chateau Changyu Moser XV
The principle idea of this château is the cooperation between CHANGYU as the pioneering premiere Chinese winery and the European/Austrian Moser Family: a challenging and exciting combination of Chinese emergence to the global wine world, aspiring to belong in the company of the world’s finest and of the European spirit for excellence of 15 generations in wine. Despite of all the difference in culture from two worlds, CHANGYU and Lenz M. Moser became partners 12 years ago and still share the same vision: being the first from China in going global and establish CHATEAU CHANGYU MOSER XV as the leading château from China.