Chateau Changyu Moser XV White Cabernet Ningxia 2017
A delicious and interesting Chinese white wine made from Cabernet Sauvignon
The colour of this Chinese white Cabernet comes with a hue of rosé, just a touch to indicate its provenance. Surprisingly peachy on the nose with a cornucopia of floral aromas. On the palate it offers peach and exotic fruits with a hint of violet. The vibrancy comes from its perfectly balanced acidity.
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.