The 29th Class of OIV MSc Visited Helan Mountain Region
Date£º 2017-06-23 18:54  Source£º www.winechina.com    Author: sarah   Translator:
  From May 29th to 30th, The 29th Class of OIV MSc travelled in Ningxia Eastern foot of Helan Mountain region. Ningxia is OIV's first provincial observer. The eastern foot of Helan Mountain region have established great reputation both at home and abroad. The group visited Chateau Yuhuang, Chateau Jinshawan, GreatWall Chateau Yunmo, Domaine Chandon China and Chateau Helan Qingxue.

The 29th Class of OIV MSc Visited Helan Mountain Region

On May 29th,after arriving Ningxia airport,the group directly head to Chateau Yuhuang in Ganchengzi region of Qingtongxia city.Liu Pengtu,the general manager took them around the whole winery,including vineyard and underground cellar.In production workshop,students tasted some wines from tanks and barrels and communicated with the winemakers.

 

The 29th Class of OIV MSc Visited Helan Mountain Region

2013 is one of the best vintage in Ningxia recent years,that's the reason why Yuhuang's 2013 Cabernet Gernischt and Cabernet Sauvignon have such kind of good quality.The wines have won many awards on domestic and International wine compeitions. And the 2016 vintage Italian Riesling and Cabernet Gernischt also showed good potentials. During the tasting, Mr Liu said China can also make high quality wines. He hoped the students can share the information to others when back to their own countries.On that day,Chateau Yuhuang was certificated as an enterprie friend of OIV MSc in China.

 

The 29th Class of OIV MSc Visited Helan Mountain Region

On May 30th,the group first visited Chateau Jinshawan which located in Jinshawan yellow river tourist area.As a tourism chateau,the winery has attracted many visitors.

 

The 29th Class of OIV MSc Visited Helan Mountain Region

Winemaker Liang Yuwen said grape planting and winemaking also follows the harmonious and natural concept. Besides beautiful scenic,the winery also famous for their wines, Boshan and Zhichuan are their quality wines,which has won many awards.Others like Pinot Noir and semi-sweet wines made with cold hardy grapes.

 

The 29th Class of OIV MSc Visited Helan Mountain Region

In COFCO Chateau Yunmo,general manager Ma Yongming met the group.Thrugh the film "Red Obsession",they're familiar with this massive chateau.After the actual visit,they got new "Yunmo impressions".After years of construction,some new fuctions are now open to the public,like its wine culture museum and vistor center.

 

The 29th Class of OIV MSc Visited Helan Mountain Region

The winery has an irreplaceable position in Ningxia wine industry by overall investment for high quality wines,even as a state-owned brand.After lunch,Dr.Li Huanmei from Ningxia grape industry development bureau gave lecture on Helan Mountain wine industry. Follows the development concept of "Small chateau,large region",now the region gathered 86 Chateaux,113 Chateaux under construction and 48 International winemakers.

 

The 29th Class of OIV MSc Visited Helan Mountain Region

The 29th Class of OIV MSc Visited Helan Mountain Region

After that,the group visited Domaine Chandon (Ningxia) Moet Hennessy Co, Ltd,China's first Sparkling winery.Su Long,the general manager introduced the project and current sparking wine production.Druing tasting,he shared some information on their wine sale channels and China's sparkling wine market.

 

The 29th Class of OIV MSc Visited Helan Mountain Region

From Chateau Helan Qingxue,the wine world discovered China Ningxia region.When arrived,the group first watched a video about stories of Chateau Helan Qingxue,then visited the winery.About questions on vineyard management(vine training,vine bury in winter,varieties cultivation,land rent),winemaking and Ningxia wine challenge,owner Rong Jian and winemaker Zhang Jing gave their answers.During tasting,the students gave high praise for Jia Bei Lan chardonnay white,rose and red wines, well made!


The 29th Class of OIV MSc Visited Helan Mountain Region

On May 30th,it's the traditional Chinese Dragon Boat Festival.The students were invited for dinner by Ningxia grape industry development bureau.The pairing of Ningxia delicious local food,like lamb with ningxia wines, "eight treasures tea"with Zongzi(sticky rice dumplings),the students spent an unforgettable night in Yinchuan!

 

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