|About the product|
|Product||Silver Heights Family Reserve Chardonnay|
|Grape variety||Chardonnay 100%|
|Awards||Vintage 2014, 91/100, ROBERT PARKER; Vintage 2014 Jancis Robinson: 16+/20 , ranked the highest among Chinese white wines until now; Vintage 2014, Gilbert & Gaillard: 94/100 ;|
|Tasting notes||Aged for 6 months in new Burgundy barrels, this Chardonnay is the latest addition to the Silver Heights legacy. Concentrated ripe tropical notes on the nose with an oak infl uence. Fresh and lively, well-structured with a zesty edge on the palate.|
|Food matching||Ideal with asian food. Seafood, game.|
|Use occasion||Bussiness dinner; Family dinner.|
Silver Heights is located on the eastern slopes of Mount Helan in Ningxia Autonomous Region. Grapes are harvested at an altitude of 1,200 metres, making it one of the highest vineyards in China. Blessed with ample sunshine and a great depth of stony soil which forces the roots of the vines to venture deep into the ground for water and minerals, the terroir is ideal for viticulture. Exquisite techniques from French oenology were employed for the wines, imparting an influence from the Old World. Silver Heights is headed by Emma Gao, holder of a Diplôme National d'Oenologue from Bordeaux (France) and one of few female Chinese winemakers in the industry. Emma honed her winemaking skills during internships with renowned estates in Bordeaux – Château Calon-Ségur and Château Lafon-Rochet. Silver Heights is definitely another tribute to Chinese wines of exceptional quality.