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Helan Qingxue

Jia Bei Lan Bordeaux Blend 2016

Jia Bei Lan Bordeaux Blend 2016

Character: Medium-bodied

Varietal: Blend

ABV: 14.0%

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Helan Qingxue Jia Bei Lan is set magnificently in the foothills (altitude 3,700 feet) of the Helan Mountains in Ningxia, in north-central China. Helan Mountain East is now an official Chinese wine appellation and the most well known Chinese wine region  The region shot to international fame in 2011 when the Helan Qingxue winery’s Jia Bei Lan 2009, a Bordeaux-style red wine, won the most coveted international trophy at the Decanter World Wine Awards – this is the wine that established a new benchmark for Chinese producers at the international level, and a sign of things to come.

Tasting Notes

"A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Gernischt (Carménère).

Wonderful nose and palate of fresh red and black berries, cedar, bay leaf and cloves. This wine is juicy, supple and smooth."

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About this wine/region/producer

Most of China’s vineyards lie just north of the Yangtze river. Around 80 per cent of China’s wine growers overall are dedicated to bordeaux-style red wines, and cabernet sauvignon is the predominant grape (China has the largest planting area of cabernet sauvignon vines in the world). You’ll also find pinot noir, muscat hamburg, and grape crossbreeds – made when growers deliberately cross two grape species – such as marselan, a blend of cabernet sauvignon and grenache.