"We're hungry hunters" says Lenz Moser, lifting chopsticks, conductor-like. We eat at Andrew Wong's avant-garde Pimlico dim sum house, where croquettes conceal rabbit curry and torched mushroom buns sprout from "turf"
Wines from the 2017 harvest in China's premier winemaking region look set to be fresher and slightly lower in alcohol than last year, but some white wine producers are rejoicing after avoiding the rot that damaged their 2016 crop. Sylvia Wu, editor of DecanterChina.com, reports from Ningxia on the harvest.
Noch ist China nicht erste Wahl, wenn es um Wein geht. Aber im riesigen Land gibt es bereits 900 Weingüter, etwa Chateau Changyu Moser XV. Es setzt auf Cabernet Sauvignon, wie ein gelungenes Beispiel zeight
Die drittärmste Provinz der Volksrepublik, Ningxia, hat ein ambitioniertes Ziel: Die einstige Kohleförderregion will mit ihrem Wein weltberühmt werden. Hunderte Winzer und Geschäftsmänner sind dem Ruf der Regierung gefolgt. Auch ausländische Fachmänner hat das Fieber gepackt – darunter einen Österreicher.
Ningxia province in China while warm and suny in summer, can regularly plummet to -25 C in the winter. Lenz Moser from Chateau Changyu Moser XV tells us how they avert disaster: " We tackle the danger by burying the vines. This is a very labour-intensive process, which involves pruning the vines right after the harvest..."
Austrian winemaker Lenz Moser, a representative of the 15th generation of a well-known family of winemakers, presented his Chinese project in Moscow. The wine tasting of Chateau Changyu Moser XV wines was held this summer in Moscow's Ararat Park Hyatt.
... Château Changyu Moser, a collaboration with China´s largest winery, is his most ambitious, but in the UK an eclectic range of retailers including Conviviality, Tesco and Berry Bros & Rudd has already bought into it. (...)
Lenz Moser´s six-strong Chinese range hopes to establish Chinese wine in both the mainstream off-trade, but also in causal and fine dining restaurants through Bibendum, Walker & Wodehouse and Bros & Rudd. (...)
... Take acclaimed Austrian winemaker Lenz Moser. He has been working in China for over 13 years. He says to succeed in China takes patience – and a lot of it. It is not only such a complex and fast changing market to understand, but you also have to work hard at building trust amongst your Chinese wine partners and distributors. (...)
Tesco has become the latest major supermarket to tap the trend for Chinese cuisine with the launch of its first wine from the country. The Chinese produced Chateau Changyu Moser XV Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 is available from 700 of the retailer´s stores, and online, now with an introductory GBP 7 pricetag (rsp. GBP 8). (...)
SUPERMARKETS TO START STOCKING REDS FROM THE COUNTRY: Tesco and Sainsbury´s have started selling wine from China costing GBP 7 and GBP 8 / Changyu, the company behind the Tesco Wine, has produced wine since 1892T / Tesco´s master of wine James Davis said China would soon be a powerful player in the world. (...)
Tesco is looking to capitalise on the emerging Chinese wine trend with the launch of a red oriental brand, which it claims could be the first of many on the shelves. Hot on the heels of Sainsbury´s foray into Chinese wine in January, Tesco has started selling a China-produced Cabernet Sauvignon that it believes could finally establish the market in Britain. It bills the GBP 7 Chateau Changyu Moser XV Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 as a "smooth, full-bodied wine" that is cross between a classic bordeaux and a fruity Australian wine. (...)
Changyu and Fangshan are moving. No idea who that is? No wonder, because it’s not a who, it’s a place. Two places, in fact. Two places of viniculture. Jürgen Schmücking was there. His conclusion: we know very little about what’s going on there. (...)
Noch ist er nicht die erste Wahl im Glas: Wein aus China, Thailand oder Bali. Doch immer mehr Produzenten jenseits klassischer Weinbaugebiete wollen sich mit Qualität und Innovation in der Branche etablieren. (...)
I've chosen a new-wave red whine from China to mark Chinese New Year on Saturday.The alternative would have been a zingy, off-dry Riesling from Europe, the southern hemisphere or North America to match a variety of seafood, vegetable, dim sum, rice and noodle dishes, but I wanted to highlight the quality and style emerging from this vast new world of wine where Cabernet Sauvignon is king. This one, from vineyards planted around a dozen years ago in the fast-growing Ningxia province, is made by Chateau Changyu Moser XV. ...
Lenz Moser has described his sub-£10 Chateau Changyu Moser XV 2015 wine as a ‘game changer’ for the Chinese wine industry. ‘It was tough to make [the management] do it,’ said Moser. ‘The industry there tends to think the money is at the top end. But sub-£10 is going to make a huge di erence.’ Chateau Changyu Moser makes 350,000 bottles of its basic Cabernet Sauvignon, available from Bibendum for £9.54 ex-VAT. ‘Wines like this don’t exist in China,’ commented Moser, ‘but others are going to follow our lead.’ At present, all three wines in the range are 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, but Moser sees big potential for blending the French variety Marselan into his basic wine. ‘Currently there are just 10 hectares of the grape in Ningxia,’ he said, ‘but everyone is really excited by it. It can add a lovely softness to the structure of Cabernet, and it would help set the region’s wines apart. I think we’ll see more of it.’
The domed caps of the creamy stone towers echo those at Valençay. The cherubbed fountains (faintly) evoke the Boboli Gardens in Florence. It´s magnificent. It´s also brand new and, considering it was finished in 2013, after just two years of construction and at a cost of €70 million, there´s only one place it could be – and that´s nowhere near the Loire or the monuments of renaissance Italy, but in China. (...)
Le tonneau n° 1 est presque chocolaté, plus doux que les autres. Le n° 2 est plus viril, l’arôme plus longue en bouche et épicée. “Trop, bien sûr“, dit Lenz Moser, un consultant vinicole venu d’Autriche pour se rendre l’automne dernier dans la région autonome du Ningxia Hui à l’occasion d’une dégustation de vin en fût. “Mais il va vieillir bien, s’adoucir et prendre un peu de rondeur en gagnant en puissance“. (…)
Everything from the ‘strange’ to the ‘superb’: I certainly wasn’t able to get a comprehensive overview of Chinese wines within the space of a few days, but I now know where it all starts and where it ends, in which region you’ll find the best wines, who the most popular producers are and what we can expect from China in the future in terms of quality, quantity and, indeed, architecture…
Bibendum PLB unveiled the latest addition to its portfolio at the London Wine Fair yesterday (May 4) – a Chinese wine created by Austrian winemaker Lenz Moser. The wine, which has five bottles in the range, is from the Chateau Changyu Moser XV in Ningxia. ...
Austrian wine entrepreneur Lenz M. Moser headed to China more than a decade ago, wanting to see what was going on. Now, he can’t stay away. Here he gives his impressions of the Ningxia wine region. (...)