Sub-region: Helan Mountain East
Grape(s): 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Gernischt
Producer: Helan Quingue Vineyard
Price range: 368RMB
This cuvée made history six years ago by winning the DWWA international trophy for their 2009 vintage. It is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, blended with 15% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Gernischt. Only 50% of new oak is used and the result is fresh and elegant, with classic cassis aromas and some herbaceous notes. This is probably the most stylish wine I tasted from Ningxia; it has the finesse and structure of the Old World, but with the richness of fruit from the New World.
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