Chateau Changyu Moser XV Cabernet Sauvignon Ningxia 2016
The perfect introduction to Chinese red wine
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.
"Ripe blackcurrant fruit nose with hints of green leaf, eucalpytus and violets. A menthol-like acidity opens into delicate blackberry fruit. Elegant and juicy with a long, soft finish."
Dark ruby red in colour with soft purple hue. It has typical mature berry aromas on the nose, such as blackcurrant and blackberry, and a pleasant cedar, vanilla and oak aroma. On the palate this wine is full bodied, with a balanced and complete structure, fine and smooth tannins and a long aftertaste.
|Country Of Origin||China|
|Serving Suggestion||Serve Room Temperature|
|Food Pairing||Asian, BBQ, Beef, Duck|