Chateau Changyu Moser XV Cabernet Sauvignon Ningxia 2015 75cl

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Country China
Region Ningxia
Brand Changyu Pioneer Wine Co
Grape Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 75cl
ABV 14%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2015
Maturity Drink Now
Food Match Barbecued meats and chinese dishes.
Style full-bodied, intense dry
A Cabernet Sauvignon from the Ningxia Region of China.

Dark ruby red in colour with a soft purple hue. The nose has notes of blackcurrant and blackberry, and a pleasant cedar, vanilla and oak aroma. On the palate the wine is full bodied and solid with a balanced and complete structure, fine and smooth tannins and a long aftertaste.

Country Of Origin: China
Changyu Pioneer Wine Co. Inc., located in Yantai, Shandong Province, is China's oldest and largest winery.

Started in 1892 by Zhang Bishi, the company's name is formed from his surname Zhang (Chang) and the Chinese character which means prosperity.

Over two thousand years ago, in the northwest region of Xinjiang there existed grapes, and during the Han Dynasty, Zhang Dian brought back both grape seeds and wine makers from the Middle East. It is known that the Han emperor enjoyed the flavour of these wines, but the plants and techniques were not passed down. When Zhang Bishi decided to build his own winery in Yantai in 1892, there was little to be found there but a few edible grapes.

He first brought 2,000 plants from the United States, but few bore fruit and were not sweet enough. As well, half of the vines rotted away before harvest, so he bought 640,000 more from Europe. Even these plants found difficulty growing in the foreign Chinese soil that only 20 to 30% of them survived.

In order to save the venture, Zhang Bishi sent for and brought back wild plants from northeast China, plants that produced a bitter fruit. They were grafted to the foreign plants and, after three years, they were planted in the Shandong vineyards. The new vines survived, granting fruit rich in sugar with good colour and were insect, disease, and cold resistant.

In 2002, the company entered into cooperation with Castel group in France to establish the first professional chateau in China. In 2006, the company cooperated with a Canadian company to build the largest ice wine chateau in the world near Huanlong Lake of Liaoning province. It has also expanded overseas, building Chateau Changyu Kely in New Zealand.

Changyu Pioneer Wine Company is now among the ten largest wine companies in the world, producing more than 90,000 tonnes of wine in 2011.

Country Of Origin: China

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