Silver Heights Emma's Reserve 2017

Top Bordeaux blend comparable to the Grand Crus, made of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot. Grapes are grown organically and are handpicked. Layered with fresh black and red fruit flavours, also some coffee, toffee, white chocolate aromas from the oak influence. Full bodied with soft and smooth tannins, delicate acidity. Long finish with coffee berry floral notes. Emma’s reserve has a long ageing potential, tertiary notes such as earthiness and cigarbox are emerging after several years of ageing. Only 2,000 bottles are produced per year.

Food pairing:
The winemaker serves this wine with cantonese style roasted goose. Or go for steak, ribeye or sirloin, served medium to medium-rare. Or with a quality burgers, braised beef cooked in red wine, grilled lamb. For vegetarians: serve with juicy portobello mushrooms with butter and garlic.

About the winery:
Silver Heights in Ningxia China was founded in 1999, by Gao Lin. He began planting top Cabernet Sauvignon vines sourced from France. His daughter, Gao Yuan (also known as Emma) obtained a Master Degree in Oenology in Bordeaux, France. She interned at several historic Bordeaux wineries, including the world-famous Château Calon-Ségur. The Helan Mountain Eastern Foothills in the Ningxia wine region are situated between the western part of Helan Mountain and the eastern part of Yellow River.
The New York Times’ journalist Gérard Colin wrote about Emma Gao: “She’s considered the best winemaker, with practically the best wine, in all of China, Emma put Ningxia on the map.”

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