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Ao Yun - Yunnan, China 2014 75cl

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Ao Yun - Yunnan, China
Description & Technical Information
The vineyards of Ao Yun are located in Adong, Shuori, Sinong and Xidang, just below the sacred Meili Mountain at altitudes varying from 2,200 to 2,600 metres, allowing the Cabernet Sauvignon to give its finest expression of a unique terroir. Due to the altitude, the climate is hotter and drier than the vineyards at ground level, with only 250mm of rain falling during the summer months - by comparison Bordeaux experiences 750mm. The days of intense sunshine and UV exposure combined with cool nights provides good photosynthesis, great concentration, thick skins, small berries and deeply coloured wines. The grapes are farmed organically due to a lack of mildew or botrytits, hence no need for chemicals to be sprayed.

This wine is the second of its kind and is therefore unsurprisingly incredibly exclusive: just 2,000 cases have been produced and due to the remote area of vineyard, there is little room for expansion. Only 500 bottles have been released in the UK.

Warmer than average temperatures in 2014 led to an early harvest in the northwest corner of Chinas Yunnan province, and grapes developed an excellent concentration and maturity. Winemakers found a balance between freshness and complexity in their second vintage, a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: Adong, Shuori, Sinong, Xidang
Grape Varieties: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc
Drink: 2020-2035

Tasting Note: Scents of red fruit, leather, mint, cedar, cinnamon and liquorice develop on the nose truly complex. The complementary fruit and mineral flavours in this blend are reminiscent of wild raspberries, peony, seaweed and graphite. Dry and medium-to-full-bodied, it reveals a polished tannic structure.

Ao Yun 2014 is displayed in a magnificent branded wooden box (as shown in the bottom left picture).
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