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.’
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