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Helan Qingxue Jia Bei Lan 2015. Ningxia Province

Helan Qingxue Jia Bei Lan 2015. Ningxia Province

Facts and figures
Bottle size: Bottle (75cl)
Case size: 6
Vintage: 2015
Maturity: Drinking now but will keep well too.
Origin: China
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Carmenere
Alcohol: 13.5%
Tasting Notes
This small 37 acre estate, owned by the very personable and talented lady winemaker Zhang Jing and some South African backers sprung to fame winning one the prestigious International Trophy's at the Decanter World Wine awards with the 2009 Reserve cuvée of this wine back in 2011. Jing is now recognised as one of the top winemakers in China. Jing grew up near to the estate studying viticulture at Beijing University and making the hard yards in the Rhone Valley and Australia. The estate situated at 3700 feet under the Helan Mountains, unlike many grand Chinese estates there is no swanky chateau just a barrel shed. The Jia Bei Lan (Little feet) got its name when Zhang was given five French oak barrels on the birth of her first daughter and the ends were branded with baby feet. The blend here is Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Gernicht the name for Carmenere in China, Dusty hedgerows and dark berries with hints of chocolate on the nose with an enticing palate of berries, figs and herbs with notes of cocoa powder and sweet oak. Long with perky acidity and ripe tannins this is drinking well but will keep well too.