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Ao Yun 2017

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If 2016 was a year of innovation at Ao Yun, 2017 was a year of learning. The weather threw everything it had at the maison's Mekong Valley vineyards, forcing the team to think differently. The end result is an artistic blend of Bordeaux varieties, matured in oak and clay amphora.
Deep in colour and intensely flavoured with black fruits, smoke, earth and embers, Ao Yun's powerful style has been mellowed slightly by a small portion of soothing merlot. The result is a well-balanced, velvety wine that still displays the intriguing power and minerality of cabernet sauvignon.
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AO YUN MAXENCE DULOU

TASTING NOTES:
FRUITY, SMOKY, SALINE AND VELVETY.

Aroma

Black fruit (blackberry, bramble) quickly give way to smoke, cedar, game and forest floor.

Taste

Concentrated yet rounder than previous Ao Yun vintages with a long saline finish. Flavours of black fruit, cigar box, ink and leather dominate.

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Maxence Dulou

Winemaker and Estate Manager

HOW TO ENJOY RED WINE

HOW TO ENJOY:
AO YUN 2017

  • Service temperature - 16-18°C
     
  • Alcohol by volume - 15 % Vol.
     
  • Storage advice - Store horizontally in a cool (10-15°C), dark place, and away from vibrations
     
  • Health warning - Contains sulphites
     
  • Closure - Cork
     
  • Dosage - Dry
     
BLEND & ORIGIN WINES

BLEND AND ORIGIN:
Ao Yun 2017

Due to the weather, yields were smaller than previous years, and grapes were sourced from four of the best village sites. Cabernet sauvignon (72%), cabernet franc (19%), syrah (4%), petit verdot (3%) and merlot (2%) were blended and then aged in new oak and clay amphora.
 

As the extreme altitude of Ao Yun's vineyards can affect how the wine tastes, the team brought taste testing to sea level in Hong Kong.

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Ao Yun 2017
Bottle - 75 cL