Ao Yun 2016 is a refined example of this modern Chinese maison's signature red wine. Introducing new plantings, grape types and blending and tasting techniques has created a wine that is more balanced and elegant than ever.Just 1,816 cases of the 2016 vintage were created – demonstrating the maison's dedication to making only the best wines each year. This smoky red wine has plenty of red fruits and a saline, mineral edge.
How to enjoy
- Service temperature - 16-18°C
- When to drink - Drink now through 2035
- Storage advice - Store horizontally in a cool (10-15°C), dark place, and away from vibrations
- Closure - Cork
- Health warning - Contains sulphites
- Alcohol by volume - 15 % Vol.
Blend and Origin
The winemaking team made changes to process for their 2016 release. Using older oak creates a more elegant wine, while letting malolactic fermentation take place in barrels and clay jars helps with a lack of oxygen at high altitudes. As this altitude can effect on how a wine tastes, the team brought taste testing to sea level in Hong Kong, and added syrah (4%) and petit verdot (2%) to the blend of cabernet sauvignon (74%) and cabernet franc (4%).
This product can only be purchased by persons over 18 years of age.