Accessible and aromatic blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Riesling. All grapes are picked and selected by hand. Emma uses traditional quality winemaking skills like temperature-controlled fermentation, gentle press and careful oxygen protection. The absence of malolactic fermentation helps to retain a fresh acidity and lightness. 30% of the wine aged in Burgundy oak barrels for three months, the balance rested on stainless steel. This white blend has an array of tropical fruit aromas with a crisp, dry and refreshing acidity. Incredible value for money, Master of Wine Jancis Robinson gave this wine a stunning 15.5 of 20 since its first release.
As an aperitif with tapas and oysters or serve with seafood salad, salmon, tuna or with seafood BBQ. Great with Asian food based on seafood or white meat and very nice with vegetarian dishes.
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.”