Château Yummo, Reserve Merlot, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China 2012

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Country: China
Region: Ningxia
Sub-region: Helan Mountain East
Grape(s): 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer: Château Yummo
Alc: 13.5%

Château Yummo, Reserve Merlot, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China 2012 Château Yummo, Reserve Merlot, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China 2012

This winery is owned by the Cofco group, probably more known for its Great Wall wine brand. Today, they have 300 hectares, but are planning to plant an extra 1000 hectares in the next two years. They planted their first vineyards in 2010, and they made their first vintage in 2012 from purchased grapes. This 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon blend displays plum and spice flavours with some herbaceous tones. This is a full-bodied style with the fruit concentration of the new world and hint of sweet spicy oak, which is well-integrated. Tannins are mellow and just enough acidity to hold it together with a green pepper finish.

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