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