Ningxia Pretty Pony, Cabernet Merlot

Ningxia Pretty Pony, Cabernet Merlot

£101.85

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Grower: Kanaan Winery
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
Style: Savoury and Bold
Country: China
Appellation: Ningxia
Vintage: 2014/15
Closure: CORK
Alcohol: 14.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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Bright ruby red in colour, The bouquet is characterised by fresh notes of blackcurrant, coffee, cinnamon, and chocolate, which give way to an elegant and refined palate, with finely structured tannins on an elegant finish.

Kanaan is located at the foot of the Helan Mountains in Ningxia, which is about 1,000 km west of Beijing. Kanaan means ‘the land of milk and honey’, signifying the hope for Ningxia to be one of China’s leading regions for the production of fine wine. The winery was established in 2011 by Fang Wang, daughter of Wang Feng Yu, a pioneer of viticulture in Ningxia. Fang is nicknamed ‘Crazy Fang’ for her boldness to start a winery with no prior experience and for embarking on the near impossible mission of growing Riesling in Ningxia. Kanaan has 16.8 hectares of vineyard, of which 1.3 hecatres are planted with Riesling. Due to the sandy soils, vines are planted on their own roots as there is no need for protection against phylloxera.  All vineyard work is done by hand. Winemaker Fang spent 12 years abroad, some of which were in Germany, where she acquired her love for Riesling.

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