Product DetailsAo Yun has reached new heights with the release of its debut 2013 vintage. Created from cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc grapes, it is both rich and refined. Ao Yun – meaning “roaming above the clouds” – is named after the remote region high in the Himalayan foothills, at the northwestern edge of Yunnan province, where the vines are grown.
How to enjoy
- Service temperature - 61-64°F
- When to drink - Drink now through 2026
- Storage advice - Store horizontally in a cool (50-59°F), dark place, and away from vibrations
- Closure - Cork
- Additional information - Contains sulfites
- Alcohol by volume - 15.0%
Blend and Origin
Ao Yun 2013
This smooth blend of 90% cabernet sauvignon and 10% cabernet franc is grown in high-altitude vineyards in the mountains of Yunnan Province. The climate here is cool and dry with intense sunlight, causing the grapes to form thick skins. The brief period of daily sunlight means the grapes ripen slowly, concentrating the flavors and creating a ripe, fruity wine.
More to try
Take inspiration from China
Plump prawns or lamb ribs in a hot Sichuan pepper sauce will be balanced by this wine’s boldness.
Wok-tossed beef tenderloin on a bed of sautéed Yunnan mushrooms and a side of pea shoots in a garlic sauce will work well.