Chi Wen

Ningxia

The estate is located in the picturesque area of the Xi Xia royal tombs dating back to 1038, in Ningxia, China. In 2021, the estate was listed as one of Grands Crus Classés in the eastern wine-growing region of the
Helan Mountains, Ningxia province.

Features

  • Appellation: Ningxia
  • Soil type:Sand and gravels
  • Encépagement : Cab. Sauv.
  • Blend:100% Cab. Sauv
  • Average yield: 3,125 hl/ha

Tasting

  • Œil : Robe ruby
  • Nez : Fruits, myrtilles, prunes
  • Bouche : Soyeux

Food & wine pairing

  • Red meats
  • Cheese platter

Conservation

5 years

Winegrowing singularities

Wine Singularities

Climate

  • La taille commence entre la mi-octobre et la fin octobre.
  • Début à mi-novembre, les vignes sont enterrées pour l’hiver. En mars, les vignes sont arrachées. En avril, ébourgeonnage. Floraison fin mai. Mi-juillet, véraison et début octobre, vendange.
  • 15 jours de macération à basse température
  • Élevage en barriques pendant 6 mois
  • Spring in Ningxia begins with still cool temperatures and the risk of late frosts, which can threaten young vine shoots. Temperatures gradually rise as the season progresses, favoring vine flowering and the start of vegetative growth. Rainfall is generally moderate during this period, helping to keep the soil hydrated.
  • Summer in Ningxia is characterized by high daytime temperatures, often above 30°C, and plenty of sunshine. Despite the heat, nights remain relatively cool due to the influence of the Gobi Desert, which helps preserve the acidity and freshness of the grapes. Rainfall is scarce during this period, often necessitating irrigation at Vineyards to ensure optimal vine growth and grape ripening.
  • Autumn is the harvest season in Ningxia, when temperatures start to drop but remain pleasant for the final ripening of the grapes. Temperature differences between day and night (thermal amplitude) are significant, favoring the accumulation of sugar and aromas in the grapes. Harvesting generally takes place in a dry, sunny climate, which is favorable to grape quality for red wine production.
  • Winter in Ningxia is cold and dry, with temperatures often below zero. Snow can sometimes cover Vineyards, but winters are generally mild to moderate, allowing vines to survive without significant frost damage. The vines go into dormancy during this season, preparing for the next growing season in spring.

Our know-how

Expertise unique aimed at excellence

Our actions in favor of the environment

For a more sustainable future of wine, we preserve the terroirs of our Vineyards.

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