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!