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China’s First Rosé Gold

The 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards sampled and judged close to 17,000 wines, entered from 57 different countries, between 29 April and 3 May 2019 in London.

Wines from China were awarded seven Gold medals

China shows no signs of slowing down in its quest to produce award-winning wines for the global market. This is proven through the country’s success this year, where wines from China were awarded seven Gold medals.

CH’NG Poh Tiong being interviewed by CCTV China. 

Ningxia won six Gold medals.

“This year the competition has seen a wealth of quality Chinese wines entered from across the country and in a variety of styles; white, rosé, sweet and red wines. Ningxia in north-central China continues to produce exciting and quality wines and truly excelled in this year’s competition. The region won six out of the country’s Gold medals and 60 medals in total,” informs CH’NG Poh Tiong, the Regional Chair for Asia since the competition started in 2004.

Two of the Gold winners are organic wines.

Puchang Vineyard Rkatsiteli 2017 from Turpan in Xinjiang, and Ho-Lan Soul Organic Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 from Helan Mountain East, Ningxia.

 

The most surprising win is China’s first-ever Gold for a rosé.

Also from Helan Mountain, Ningxia, Chateau Changyu Moser XV Moser Legend Blanc de Noir Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is produced by China’s biggest winery Changyu in collaboration with Austrian winemaker Lenz Moser.

The full results of the 2019 competition will be announced on decanter.com on Tuesday 28 May.

 

 

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