„SPIRIT OF POSSIBLE - THE SPIRIT OF DUBAI“ Coincidently (?) we showed our new ICON „PURPLE AIRE COMES from the EAST“ in Dubai for the first time - in a blind tasting with the lines of OPUS ONE , ORNELLAIA and others - cool , very cool as the wine raised eyebrows and respect for China , Ningxia and chateau Changyu Moser XV wines . Stay tuned for more #globalwineexpert #chateauchangyumoserxv #changyu #dubai #thespiritofdubai #dubaiexpo2020 ... we shall be there Friends , yourself and a cooler planet ... Coincidently (?) we showed our new ICON „PURPLE AIRE COMES from the EAST“ in Dubai for the first time - in a blind tasting with the lines of OPUS ONE , ORNELLAIA and others - cool , very cool as the wine raised eyebrows and respect for China
''We are starting off the New Year with a bold step into otherwise unchartered territory: Von Terra is extremely proud to be launching the first Ultra premium wines from China into the Canadian market. This will be the first of a few posts over the next two weeks unveiling the beautiful wines from Château Changyu Moser XV from Ningxia, China. Famed proprietor and winemaker Lenz Moser has taken the lead in producing top level Cabernet and the @lcbo has four wines being released January 25th in limited quantity. You can source these rare wines in vintages stores, on line and in select destination collection stores. More to come!''
Blending , PR-Ing, entertaining - working in China is a 360 job . Great holistic experience again these days ... snow in Nx‘s buried vineyards ... meticulous notes for excellence ... a fining team is always there to spread the news ... a happy winemaking team with „Black“ teeth after a good day ( sunday working of course too ;-) ... blending by Lmm ... and having guests in the evening ( xinhua news agency mk), Steven ( distributor in Quangzhou ) , IAN HJ, famous blogger and Louis , NX sales Boss changyu
'(forthcoming February 15!) Adventures on the China Wine Trail, has received the Gourmand International 2020 award for best U.S. book in the Wine and Beer Tourism category! This is our first book and we're surprised and honored to follow the footsteps of friends who won in recent years.'
So here we are in January with a shiny new year ahead and lots of exciting plans in store for @changyumoserxv - launching our super top icon wine, leading the way for #Ningxia wines and continuing our mission to help put #chinesewine on the world wine map! Here’s to 2020 and a new decade! #happynewyear2020
WORLD LEADERS ENJOY CHATEAU CHANGYU MOSER XV at their summit: Mr Abe , Mr Li and Mr Moon - the leaders from Japan, China and South Korea drank #changyumoserxv #Grand Vin #changyu #chinawine #helanmountains #globalwineexpert
For London wine lovers! You can now find our white Cabernet Blanc de Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon by the glass at the @theivyasiastpauls - whilst enjoying the most wonderful view of St. Paul’s cathedral and the most amazingly decadent interior too!
China zählt zu den spannendsten und sich rasch entwickelnden Weinmärkten der Welt. Fast ungebremst treffen hier Historie und Moderne aufeinander. Die rasanten Entwicklungen betreffen auch die Absatzstrategien für den Wein, der als Import ins Land kommt, die Zielgruppen und Endverbraucher in den Metropolregionen des Landes, aber auch die Produktion von Wein. In China bestehen Spannungsfelder, die ihre Ausprägungen aus verschiedensten Ursprüngen speisen.
Lenz Moser verantwortet für Chateau Changyu Moser XV seit vielen Jahren sowohl die Produktion als auch den Vertrieb der Weine in die ganze Welt. Mit seinem Gastvortrag ermöglicht Lenz Moser einen anschaulichen Einblick in dieses Spannungsfeld des Weinmachens und des Weinvertreibens in einem sich stetig neu erfindenden asiatischen Land und der Welt.
‘This is my absolute favourite wine of all the unusual different wines on offer today’ @changyumoserxv @lenz_m_moser ‘s innovative white Cabernet went down a storm at @threewinemen #london this weekend. .
We met so many enthusiastic people at the show and these guys were great. We loved showing you our #chinesewines
Available @slurpwine and @Selfridges #chinesewine #winesofchina #ningxia #winelovers #sipsplendidly
Weinwolf tour 2020 , Berlin , Stuttgart , Köln - with ca. 1500 customers of WW attending , getting excited about the CCMXV wines and story - what a great way to promote ccmxv wines to the most important people - our customers
A trio of Chinese Cabernets! Made from #cabsauv berries coming from our estate vineyards in Ningxia, North West China. Made by Austrian winemaker @lenz_m_moser and his winemaking team at chateau #changyumoserxv , we’ve picked up top international awards and our wines are available throughout Europe GB AT DE IT NL (and launching soon in RO MA AU) It’s a true collaboration of East meets West! #excitingtimes for #chinesewine #happysunday .
Two heads are better than one! Chinese Guardian Lion Dogs or ‘Foo dogs’ like these two guarding the gates of the Chateau are symbolic, protective statues, and they are designed in pairs — one is female, the other is male. ⠀
The female represents yin, and symbolically protects the people dwelling inside the home, while the male statue, representing yang, protects the structure itself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Our little Changyu- Moser XV Foo dogs not only protect the chateau and the people, they guard the precious vineyards around the estate and the wines in our barrel cellar! Winery guard dogs! ⠀⠀⠀
Our dream team has decided! We are ready to start harvesting the reds tomorrow! Winemaking team @lenz_m_moser with Emma Yu and Mr Fan together with Mr Zhou our vineyard manager have toured the vineyards extensively and checked the grapes, they are perfectly ripe and ready, we have beautiful weather and ideal conditions for a typical Ningxia style Cabernet Sauvignon wine and a very positive looking 2019 vintage!
The entire team , Dr Li, Mr Fan , Emma and Mr Zhou toured the vineyards , checked the seeds , etc and decided to start this year‘s harvest tomorrow - super healthy grapes , ideal weather will bring excellent and typical Ningxia/ chateau Changyu moser XV wines
This time last year here at the Chateau we were only a week or so off harvesting the reds! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
These juicy Cabernet grapes in the top vineyard parcels at our estate in Ningxia went into our premium Changyu-Moser 2018 wines ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
All hand picked and three careful sortings to select only the very best grapes in optimum condition. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
@lenz_m_moser arrives here at the Chateau on Friday and will be discussing together with the rest of our winemaking dream team Emma and Mr Fan when to start picking the 2019 reds #chinesewine #ningxiawines #harvest19 #winephotography .
Wein aus China? Unbedingt! Vor allem, handelt es sich um einen so delikaten Blanc de Noir, vinifiziert von Österreichs Star-Winzer Lenz Moser. Das ist großartig und wird international prämiert, 95 Punkte und Gold gibt es bei den Decanter Awards. Eine Entdeckung!
Teamwork makes the dream work! Throwback to last year and the 2018 harvest- Chief Winemaker @lenz_m_moser with some of the harvest team having a quick well-earned rest in between winery sessions. Lenz is on his way back to China right now for his 5th harvest at the Chateau ... we’ll look forward to welcoming you in Ningxia very soon Mr Moser!
A glance of a menu of the first ever magical wine tasting night in Oman. Our internationl guests from France, Germany , UK , Newzealand, Austria were truly surprised and enthused by the quality if CHATEAU CHANGYU MOSER XV RANGE.
"This is the style of Ningxia, in it’s purest form"
Our Chief Winemaker Mr. Lenz Moser describes this wines as ‘a true charmer’ – soft black fruit and hints of vanilla and chocolate, a little bit of fresh spice and just a touch of classic black tea. No oak and no wood treatment with fresh fruit character with stunning complexity The Cabernet Sauvignon shows roundness and freshness at the same time.
This wine is rich ,soft and gentle enough to be enjoyed straight away or can be kept to drink up to five years.
The people of Yantai - China are full of enthusiasm to discover the wines of Chateau Changyu-Moser XV!150 people at a top venue in the city - becoming wine experts by learning how to taste and listen to our Chief Winemaker Mr. Lenz M.Moser share our story and show the wines.
Yantai (烟台 Yāntái) is a port city in Shandong province, eastern China. It’s a small sleepy port city on the Shandong coast that to this day still retains some of its colonial charm. (Small by Chinese standards – 6.5 million people). Connected to the mainland, Zhifu Island is the site of Neolithic artifacts. Nearby, Changyu Wine Culture Museum offers insight into the region’s wine production and Fisherman’s Wharf is home to restaurants and bars.
Bisher waren Eigengewächse aus dem Reich der Mitte nicht der Hit, dieses Jahr kann man wieder Empfehlungen geben, sogar für Normalverbraucher, die keine 80 Euro für einen chinesischen Cabernet Sauvignon ausgeben wollen.
Château Lafite is the most famous of the Bordeaux first growths, so it’s arguably the most famous wine in the world. It is by far the best-known name in China, the fastest-growing, most brand-conscious wine market, where fakes have been commonplace. So the fact that Lafite is finally launching its own Chinese wine, after 11 years of preparation, is a big deal.
Mr. Lenz M. Moser was delighted to speak about wine making in China at "MUST Fermenting Ideas"- Wine summit, a worldwide forum for attendees, press and wine tourism industry to actively exchange, share and challenge state-of-the-art presentations by leading wine experts who shape the future of wine industry.
Here is the closing video of the Wine Summit which was organised in Portugal.
Seven Gold medals for China in the Decanter World Wine Awards !
A fantastic result especially with six of those coming from our region of Ningxia We are over the moon to have been awarded a GOLD for our Blanc de Noirs white Cabernet made by Laurenz Moser and team. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘With a new generation of wineries, you will see many more Chinese wineries and wines taking on the challenge of going global with us.’
‘The pace of change in this country is truly amazing.' Laurenz Moser talking to Imbibe UK 's editor Chris Losh in Ningxia, back in October, when we brought four top UK wine-writers to the Chateau and to visit other Ningxia wineries.
They were all blown away by the phenomenal rate of progress and the quality and ambition that is emerging from Ningxia - China’s buzzword region for winemaking - the ‘Napa of China’
25% of the oak barrels used for winemaking at Chateau Changyu Moser XV are made in Changyu's own cooperage in Shandong province using imported French wood – we love these barrels for their very special toast.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This saves a lot in logistics and at the same time allows us to blend China with French oak. After more experiments and trials, Lenz and our winemaking team intends to look for oak grown in China in order to blend it in with French barrels for helping to develop a CCMXV specific, unique style of our wines. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It is just the beginning and yet, the goal was clear from the start of our new era in 2015: when you hold a glass of Changyu-Moser XV you should be able to recognise the distinctive style of the Chateau - please give us 10 years #chinesewine#ningxia .
While broadly speaking Bordeaux in style, it is very early days and Ningxia is fast developing its own unique sense of terroir. For our Chief winemaker @lenz_m_moser, this terroir comes through as “a unique kind of Chinese spice” that you don’t find anywhere else. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Chateau Changyu-Moser XV's Grand Vin is a shining example of Cabernet Sauvignon from Ningxia - here sitting proudly on display at one of the world's best department stores
wonderfull romantic place... set at the end of magnificent tree lined path adjacent to the start of a traditional moat adorned with flowing fountains and numerous sculptures of Bacchus the god of wine!
Spring is a busy time in the vineyards, lots of pruning and preparation work to ensure the healthiest vines. Cheery colours, sunshine and warmer weather for the workers! #MondayMotivation#Spring#chinesewine ⠀
Bringing Ningxia wines to Cambridge! Chief Winemaker @Lenz_m_moser is looking forward to introducing the Changyu-Moser XV wines from Ningxia to members of the @cuwinesoc Cambridge University Wine Society on this coming Thursday 9pm. An honour to be part of this prestigious tasting society at the world’s leading university. The #cuwinesoc has been going strong since 1792 ! All the Changyu Moser wines will be on tasting including the innovative white cabernet - wonderful opportunity to discover a taste of things to come for Chinese wine! Do let us know if you are going to be there? We’d love to see your photos of the tasting on social too #chinesewine#ninxgiawines#cambridge
Happy Valentine's Day from Chateau Changyu-Moser XV! In fact, Valentine’s Day in China is not traditionally celebrated on 14 February, but in August as part of the Qixi Festival, which celebrates the legend of the weaver girl and cow herder. In the past women would typically handcraft a gift for their sweetheart, although nowadays the festival is celebrated in a similar way to Valentine’s Day in the West, with flowers and chocolates.
Château Changyu Golden Valley Icewine is located by Huanlong Lake in Liaoning, which has earned itself the reputation of ‘Eastern Ontario.’ Situated in the Changai Mountain Ranges at 380 metres altitude, the Vidal grapes have the perfect vineyard location by mountain
Questions we are often asked #3 How big is the #changyumoserxv estate? We have 250 hectares of vines in total - 60 ha of which are grown on the estate, around the Chateau. We produce 500,000 bottles annually, the majority of which are currently exported to international markets. #chinesewine#ningxia#HappyFriday
The winemaking team getting together for a blending strategy chat over a (pretty impressive) benchmarking tasting to spark ideas and inspiration! This week Lenz Moser is here for the blending of our Grand Vin, Moser Family and ....drumroll...our ´First Flush’- our new icon wine, the ultimate new wine from China! Lenz Moser says: ´´An absolute highlight in my entire career! When do you get a chance to put a country on the map, create a´´best of chateau?’’ Elegance, freshness and drinkability are the guidelines for this new icon wine for China, for. #ningxia and for Changyu-Moser XV. Watch this space!’ #chinesewine#ningxiawines
The first day at the January blending session @changyumoserxv - @lenz_moser with Head Winemaker Mr Fan in a freezing Ningxia- tasting over 100 wines today - 15 , 16 , 17, and 18 vintages - ahead of the first blending session tomorrow. @lenz_m_moser ‘wow, this is already my fourth vintage at the estate!’
Although the history of Chinese winemaking goes back thousands of years, Chinese commercial wine production began in 1892, when an overseas Chinese diplomat, Zhang Bishi, started his winery in Yantai. @changyu_global is the oldest and largest winery in China and @changyumoserxv in #Ningxia is proud to be the flagship winery for the group, under the watchful eye of #globalwineexpert@lenz_m_moser . The striking Chateau in Yinchuan, which bears Moser’s name alongside Changyu, was launched in 2013. #chinesewine
Wishing all our customers and friends around the world a wonderful festive season! #happyholidays#christmas#festiveseason#chinesewine It’s been a good year . yet , the best is yet to come as we are just at the beginning of our mission to convince the world about wine from china. Establishing CCMXV as the chateau belonging in the company of the world’s finest as the ultimate goal - stay tuned for our new releases at PROWEIN
Our Changyu -Moser XV Grand Vin 2013 is now available at one of London’s most exciting and impressive wine shops - the eclectic @hedonism_wines in Mayfair #london@Lenz_m_moser held a wonderful tasting there for press and trade earlier this year.
@lenz_moser says this wine is a ‘beautiful balance of new world meets old – with the positives from both sides’. It’s classic cabernet with the freshness of Bordeaux and intense flavours, power and complexity with a touch of spice à la chinoise. #chinesewine
We are delighted to feature in UK wine-writer @chrislosh ’s new book #wheretodrinkwine by @quadrillebooks – a brilliant guide on the world’s must-visit wineries - wineries who are geared up for visits, tours and tastings. Great Christmas present for #winelovers in your life! Thanks Chris for featuring us and dedicating a little section to China – ‘Wine is exploding in China’ … ‘In Ningxia, you have one of the fastest-growing and most interesting new wine regions on the planet’ ….and speaking on #changyumoserxv ‘there’s no shortage of ambition at this winery.’ ‘It’s vineyards are still relatively young, but Lenz is already excited.’ So if you are in Ningxia …come and see us! We are very well geared up for tourists. We are open 365 days a year, there is a history of wine museum and interactive play area for kids… as you can see in the pic above, fun for adults too! And of course the chance to taste and buy the wines. If you come at harvest time in September October you can taste the grapes too . Visit our site for more details (link in bio) #winesofchina#chinesewine#ningxia#ningxiawines#bookstagram#readersofinstagram
Questions we are asked #2 Wherabouts are you located in #china? Is in Ningxia autonomous region in North Western China on the fringes of the Gobi dDesert and the foothills of the Eastern Helan Mountains. See Map! The Great Wall of China runs along its North Eastern border. It is situated approximately 1,000 kilometres west of #Bejing, in a remote region that was formerly a coal mining area. The vines are irrigated by the YellowRiver. #ningxia is THE buzzword for winemaking in#China at the moment and we are very much at the forefront of this #exitingwines for #chinesewine.
One question we got asked a lot @threewinemen in #London last weekend: ´But are the grapes actually grwon in China?´Answer: YES! Of course. These are healthy cabernet grapes from 12-18 year old vines at our estate vineyard in #ningxia.
But grapes (Vitis vinifera L.) have been grown in China for around 2000 years .Vitis vinifera cultivation and winemaking in China began during the Han Dynasty in the 2nd century with the importation of the species from Ta-Yuan. However, ape production was neglible until the founding of People´s Republic of China. Te area under cultivation of grapes was only about 3,200 hectares.
Today, we have the second largest global vineyard area (847,000 ha) and we are the sixt largest wine producing country - larger than Chile, South Africa or Argentina. Ningxia has 40,000 hectares under vine and over 100 wineries...this is set to double in the next 5-10 years. Look out world - Chinese wine is coming!
Our beautiful 66 hectare flagship vineyard around the #changyumoserxv estate is practically organic. It´so dry in Ningxia that we don´t have to worry about rot or mildew. Grapes from here go into our top end ´Grand Vin´ Chateau Changyu Moser XV Cabernet Sauvignon.
One of many toasts on my last dinner in china for this year was , by the chairman of changyu , the legendary Mr Zhou :“ more than 10 years of partner-/friendship means friendship forever .“ i do know Mr Zhou , Mr Sun , Dr Li , Susan Tan, etc for more than 13 years now - deeply honored - highly motivated #chateauchangyumoserxv#changyu#bestofchina#loveofwine#globalwineexpert
While I now fly the world , visiting customers all over , Mr Fan , Emma and the team #chateauchangyumoserxv are taking care of our precious wines - monumentuous 2016, elegant 2017 and juicy 2017 still need a lot of care , passion before ending up on your table - expect great wines ...
´I was positively surprised by this wine and the fact that the Austrian winemaker Lenz Moser has put his name on the label should give some comfort to the quality.’ We LOVE it when customers around the world share great images of our wines AND great comments (like this recent one for our Moser Family 2015 from @oenophobia in #Stockholm#Sweden#chinesewine#happyfriday#regram#repost#photocredit
Cabernet Sauvignon grapes ready for picking today in sunny #ningxia ... yellow crates at the ready! All hand picking here and double sorting to make sure only the best grapes are selected #chinesewine#ningxia#china#harvest18
The impressive Ningxia Wine bureau today - standing proud in the Yinchuan sunshine and glowing by night! Visiting today with UK wine press.
The bureau takes its role very seriously, helping Ningxia wine producers with all aspects of wine- from viticultural advice, infrastructure support and wine marketing. It plays a key role in helping to make Ningxia the best wine region in China.
86 wineries accredited including #changyumoserxv of course ... this number set to more than double in next ten years!
Wishing everyone a happy Moon Festival! Today in #China it's the celebration of the #moonfestival - the mid-Autumn festival. It’s the second biggest festival after Chinese New Year! A national holiday, much feasting and of course many a #ganbei ! Happy Moon Festival from the wine-making team at Changyu-Moser XV #chinesewine
lenz_m_moser#ontour ! Lenz presenting to wine trade audience in Fuzhou , southern China - tasting and drinks reception This great feedback from one of the delegates: ‘Up until now I have been drinking #australian and #us wines, now I can be proud to say I have changed to Chinese wines ‘
In the winery tasting the Italian Riesling already undergoing fermenting. @lenz_m_moser ‘ it’s excellent, clean and quality fruit.’ This is available for #china only as our focus for our international markets is the #whitecabernet which is seeing so much success in #london#ontrade and other top markets in Europe. The red wine harvest won’t start until next week -delayed because of rain ☔️#chinesewine#harvest2018#ningxiawines
Right before traveling #ningxia#chateauchangyumoserxv#china the book of my grand father prof dr Lenz Moser III. fell into my hands - he taught me :”the quality starts in the vineyard, son !” lots of work still waiting for us -> right before traveling #ningxia#chateauchangyumoserxv#china the book of my grand father prof dr Lenz Moser III. fell into my hands - he taught me :”it starts in the vineyard, son !” lots of work waiting for us still - next phase of quality (r)evolution for our wines
Did you know that Ningxia, China has more sunshine hours than Bordeaux?
Located in a ‘golden zone’ for vineyards, the east foothill of Helan Mountain in #Ningxia has more than 3000 hours of sunshine annually - and all the natural conditions needed for premier cultivation and optimum ripening - including the correct temperature range, pollution-free soil, decent rainfall and irrigation. The environment produces aromatic grapes with high sugar levels and moderate acidity. @lenz_m_moser says ‘All my life, I have been looking for the perfect grape and I am so happy to have found it here at Chateau Changyu-Moser XV’ #changyumoserxv#bestofningxia#countdowntoharvest#photocredit#ningxiawineboard#helanmountain
Find our wines in the world´s famous KaDeWe Berlin as also in other t department stores and wine stores such as Harrod´s London, Le Clos, Selfridges London, Hedonism, Merkur Hoher Markt (Austria) and soon System Bolaget (Sweden)...
Presenting Chateau Changyu Moser XV to the creme dela creme of Hamburgs Chinese restaurants, more than 2.500 seats represented on this table - great reception of Chinas best in Hamburg. White Cab the Star, with Moser Family the star red of yesterdays evening...
Fantastic masterclass this morning with #thewinemerchant magazine and brilliant group of #london#winemerchants spreading the word about #chinesewine and #ningxia as up and coming wine region. Great reception to the wines and the story with much enthusiastic feedback and lively discussion. thanks very much to all of you for coming along!
Mr Fan , my brilliant winemaking colleague #chateauchangyumoserxv#changyumoserxv and our new assistant winemaker Emma ( will join us in July still ) are checking , selecting vineyards for the upcoming harvest - wine growing in paradise ... wine making to belong in the company of the worlds finest.
Whaht do all these wines have in common? They are all Cabernet or Cabernet Sauvignion Blends that stand out on an international level. Lens Moser showed the Changyu Moser XV wines in Munich yesterday and threw in some benchmarks: Sena, Ornellaia, Phelansegur...people were stunned by the Ningxia wines and enthused as to what this newly emerging chinesewine region holds in store for the future.
10 years celebrations with with Changyu Moser XV Wine at the Min Jiang Restaurant at famous Royal Garden Hotel, one of the best Chinese restaurants in London. 15 journalist guests alongside with peking duck and other delights excited and of course with ccmxv wines. White cabernet being the star of innovation again.
300 top customers at one of the coolest locations in Luzern - tasting Chateau Changyu Moser XV from Ningxia: the white Cabernet ist turning into a cult wine now also in Switzerland. A perfect example of innovation from China.
Larry Lee - Yantai Changyu Pioneer International Jim Boyce - Grape Wall & editor for Wine Enthusiast and Wine Business Int'l Niko Rechenberg - Publisher & biggest and most prominent blogger Germanys Douglas Blyde - editor Evening Standard Ilka Lindemann - editor-in-chief Redaktion MEININGERS WEINWELT Thomas Vaterlaus - editor-in-chief Vinum Lenz M. Moser - Chief Winemaker Chateau Changyu Moser XV
We should be thanking our vineyard workers more ofte, value their work even more - they lay the foundation for Ningxia´s so speciall small cabernet berries: full of live, love, spice and grip...and China!
Just finished planning 2018 and again realizing: how much easier it is to build a brand, create China´s No. 1 chateau, when people lobe the quality in their glasses and the qulity of the image. Hence again, my focus to make the very best together with my friends in Ningxia!
Two great awards for Chateau Changyu Moser XV! The ice wine award and the Chinese Winery of the year by IWSC! Lenz Moser attended the ceremony at Guild Hall in London .China is getting the recognition it deserves and going global!
The nature of 2017 red wines is a very special one for me. In a string of 3 consecutive great vintages (2015, 2016, 2017), I do rate 2017 the best. The best, especially from a wine lover's perspective and the enjoyment/drinking factor and also the most durable one.
2017 is a great vintage with its freshness, elegance, pure Ningxia Cabernet Sauvignon fruit with lower alcohol this year.(13.5% -14.5%) Winemakers are smiling as it seems to be the best ever at the Chateau. And don't forget: the work on the wines has just started!