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- 2013-05-29T17:00:00+01:00 Wednesday 29 May 2013
Chateau Hansen Red Camel 2010 - credit: grapewallofchina.com
Hansen, based in Wuhai, Inner Mongolia, is poised to release the new wine, a single varietal Cabernet Sauvignon called Red Camel, this summer.
Up to 10,000 bottles of Red Camel will be produced, sourced from a single parcel of vines in organic vineyards in the neighbouring region of Ningxia.
The grapes are harvested in two waves: the first batch, making up about two-thirds of the blend, when the grapes reach about 12% alcohol; and the second very late, when the vines are bare and the grapes are beginning to shrivel.
The wine is matured for two years or so in 100% new French oak under the supervision of winemaker Bruno Paumard, sommelier, author and former winemaker at Bouvet-Ladubay in the Loire Valley.
Château Hansen is based in an area of Inner Mongolia more renowned for coal-mining than winemaking, but is close to the winegrowing regions of Ningxia and Gansu province.
Hansen’s production – wines include Cabernet Gernischt, Semillon and Riesling – has reached 2m bottles, with the vast majority of sales in its home market of China.