This Blanc de Noir is definitely the first ever White Cabernet Sauvignon from China. Its colour, texture and taste profile is completely new to the world.
The analytics show an increase in the acidity from 2017 to 2018 to 5,8 g/L (from 5,4) – you can taste the difference with the wine showing more grip and freshness. Despite the impression of a certain “sweetness” on the palate, the wine is bone-dry. The small Ningxia berries give a lot of extraction (ca. 25 % more than in European Cabernet Sauvignon grapes); due to the extremely dry climate the skin-to-juice ratio produces more solids in the wine – hence also a unique concentration of fruit flavours:
Aroma: Grapefruit peel, citrussy combined with exotic fruit aromas.
Palate: A range of new flavours, echoing the aromatic experience on the nose. Luscious, generous, yet elegant and zippy on the palate. The profile of this unique wine sits between a typical unoaked Chardonnay and a racy Sauvignon Blanc from the Old World – introducing a completely new flavour profile. The wine will age for a long period of time.