Chairman's Reserve 2018
Vineyard Region : Shanxi
Grape Variety : 82% Cabernet Sauvignon,
15% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc
Length/Type of Fermentation :
For 2018 harvest, small proportion of Merlot were affected by frost. It has been the 4th spring frost recorded over the pass 2 decades for our region in Shanxi.
Towards the ripening stage of the growing seasons, we received decent amount of heat with occasion rain, which help to maintain the natural acidity of the fruits. The later harvested fruits showing great depths, colour and length in flavours.
Fruits for our flagship wine always derive from a few designated block of vineyards. It undergo generous hand selection prior to fermentation & spend extended period of time on skin prior to pressing to achieve flavor balance.
Length/Type of Aging :
The wine spend approximately 2.5 months in seasoned barrel for MLF, follow by further 15 months aging in 67%new French Oak & 33% 2 years old barrel.
The wine are treated minimum prior to bottling to maintain it’s full flavour potential.
Alc : 14.9%vol
Tasting Note :
Rich dark red in color.
2018 showing complex aromas of dark cherries, plums, vanilla spices & lifted darker component of the fruits.
On the palate, it is full in texture while still having good amount freshness level. Delicate refine tannins, acids & fruit sweetness all together in harmony. Persistent & lengthy finish.
about Grace Vineyard Chairman's Reserve
“Grace Vineyard Chairman's Reserve” Series signifies our founder Mr. Chun-Keung Chan’s commitment and determination to produce the best quality wine of China. Just like many world-class wineries in France, he hopes to create a legend in the wine-making industry in China that will be celebrated for generations to come. “Grace Vineyard Chairman's Reserve” is made from top-class grapes. Like all other top wines in the world, natural sediment will appear in the wine after a certain time of storage. This wine should age for 10 years or over.
Jancis Robinson MW has praised Grace Vineyard Chairman's Reserve series as one of the best Chinese wines she has tasted.