ChangYu

 

 

Country of origin

China

 

Producer

ChangYu Pioneer Wine Company Limited

 

Owner

ChangYu Pioneer Wine Company Limited

 

Portfolio

Chardonnay Riesling Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon

Moser Family Cabernet Sauvignon

Chateau Changyu Moser XV

Golden Diamond Icewine VIDAL

Blue Diamond Icewine VIDAL

 



Bottle shots


Introduction

 

The surprise for all – high-end wine from China. The wines are the result of nine years worth of intensive teamwork between Changyu and TxB; their goal is to produce an outstanding Chinese premium wine and to bring Chinese wines into the world.

 

After Baron von Babo (1827-1894), Laurenz Maria Moser became the second Austrian to be asked to cooperate with Changyu and contribute his expertise in the international wine business. He was made ‘Honorary Winemaker’ of Changyu. The château in Ningxia was completed in the summer of 2013 and named after Laurenz Maria Moser. The château’s flagship wine carries the same name: Chateau Changyu Moser XV. The “deuxieme cru”, named Moser Family, is also produced from grapes grown on the château’s unique 75 hectares of estate vineyards. These vineyards have received the ECOCERT organic label and the vines are 12 years old.

 

In late 2013, the government of Ningxia issued a classification system similar to that of Bordeaux. With high evaluation standards, the châteaux start from the lowest grade “fifth growth”. It takes at least 10 years to achieve the highest “first growth” grade. Chateau Changyu Moser XV is among the first ten Ningxia wineries that the judges have selected as “fifth growth”.

 

By planting 340 hectares of vines for ice wine production, ChangYu made international history. Under European and Canadian expertise and planting only the preferred variety Vidal, these new vineyards almost doubled the number of bottles of ice wine available worldwide. The "Golden Icewine Valley", China's largest production of icewine, is located in the region around the Huanlong Lake in the Liaoning province, close to the borders of North Korea and Russia. Planted at a latitute of 41° North, the wines grow healthily during the warm summer months and are exposed to the extreme cold temperatures of minus 10° Celsius during the winter.  


Videointerview Hendrik Thoma und Lenz Moser
ChangYu Cabernet D’Est und Changyu Icewine March 2012

 

6. Folge – Der Lenz ist da!

 

 


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