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酒庄介绍

西鸽酒庄 酒庄创⽴者张⾔志先⽣,是由法国波尔多葡萄酒学院毕业的专业酿酒师,⽴志酿造出为专业⼈⼠所喜爱、⾏销世界的中国葡萄酒,从而引领中国精品葡萄酒走上品牌化之路。⻄鸽酒庄,正是为了这个⽬标⽽创⽴。

 

⻄鸽酒庄选址于宁夏贺兰⼭东麓青铜峡鸽子山产区,贺兰山东麓由于其得天独厚的风土条件,被众多国际专业⼈⼠誉为中国葡萄酒的未来,并于2021年7月正式挂牌“宁夏国家葡萄及葡萄酒产业开放发展综合试验区”。而西鸽酒庄所处的鸽子山小产区更是适宜优质葡萄种植的黄金地带。较大的风势天然减少病虫害,也赋予了葡萄清爽的果香。表层砺石沙质土,深处的红色黏土,保水保肥的同时,令葡萄向下扎根,积聚复杂的风味。

酒庄的3万余亩葡萄园中,有1.5万亩种植着树龄20余年的老藤葡萄,这里因而成为了目前中国较⼤的连⽚⽼藤葡萄园。酒庄拥有特⾊品种蛇⻰珠,稀缺⽼藤⾚霞珠,霞多丽等。

 

葡萄园以⾃然⽣态种植理念与现代农业管理结合,以“尊重⻛⼟、崇尚⾃然”为理念。栽种过程中,种植师⽤东北油松替代了传统⽔泥筑,遵循⽣物动⼒栽培法。与此同时,酒庄依托智慧农业平台所采集的⼟壤及周边环境精确信息,根据不同葡萄品种、不同地块特性设计了科学的精细化管理⽅案,以确保不断提升种植品质。

 

酒庄总建筑⾯积约2.5万平⽶,以近20万块贺兰⼭⽯垒成。设计兼具中国古城传统和自然简约的现代⻛格。酒庄内部配套有专业品鉴区及参观路线,游客接待中⼼,庄园酒店及有机特⾊餐厅,旨在打造葡萄酒与⽂旅相结合的全产业链,为国⼈传递葡萄酒⽂化并树立行业新标杆

 

⻄鸽酒庄已推出⻄鸽N系列、西鸽X系列及⽟鸽系列产品线,产品类型包含标志性的混酿⼲红,极具特⾊的单⼀园系列,亦有纯净清爽的桃红和⼲⽩产品。产品口感以纯净、优雅平衡、柔顺又富有复杂度为特点,符合国人对葡萄酒的需求,也备受专业人士肯定。曾在Jancis Robinson评分中获得17/20的高分,入选James Suckling2020年度中国十大葡萄酒90%以上的产量获得Robert Parker90分以上的高分,西鸽正牌更是在当时的中国酒评分中一马当先。产品销售网络覆盖全国大部分地区、电商、新零售及高端餐饮酒店渠道,同时也已进入加拿大、瑞士、英国等国际市场。

 

西鸽,以“酿一瓶宁夏风土的好葡萄酒”朴素理想,正在向世界讲述中国葡萄酒的故事。

Xige Estate, founded in 2017, is a top winery which is the most world-leading and largest producer of quality wines at Helan Mountain’s east foothill wine region of Ningxia. It is also an innovative winery that seeks to blaze new trails for Chinese wines. Its founder Zhang Yanzhi, a Bordeaux L'Ecole du Vin trained winemaker, used to sit under Professor Denis Dubourdieu, who has been known as the “Godfather of world wines”, and is the first Chinese member in Académie du vin de Bordeaux. His goal is to make a “Chinese wine variety” liked by professionals and sold all over the world, and that’s why Xige Estate was founded.

 

Xige Estate is located in the Dove Mountain vineyards area in Qingtongxia at Helan Mountain’s east foothill of Ningxia. The Helan Mountain’s east foothill is praised as “the future of Chinese wines” by many international professionals, and Qingtongxia is the earliest area that has considerable plantings of vines, as well as a place with profound historical deposits, where the “Dove Mountain Site” from the Paleolithic age 10,000 years ago was preserved. Xige Estate currently has 1,333.33 hectares of vines in this area, including 1,000 hectares over 22 years old and the other 333.33 hectares newly planted since 2017. The cool and dry climate with sufficient sunshine and rich soil types including alluvial sand, clay soil and gravel in the fertile alluvium deposits at the foot of Helan Mountain have allowed a wide range of grape varieties to grow well here, including Cabernet Gernischt, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir for red and Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc for white. Two dozen varieties including Marselan and Traminer are also tried and it is expected that varieties fitting local terroir better can be found. 

 

Built with nearly 200,000 stones from Helan Mountain, the circular-shaped Xige Estate Winery is like a fortress boasting a sleek design and Chinese motifs. The architectural structure with a round outside but square inside implies the quality of modesty and wisdom in Chinese traditional culture while also manifesting its ambition of becoming a world top winery. On its 25,000 km2 land, there are production workshops, oak barrel cellar, filling workshop, bottled aged wine cellar, professional tasting area, visitor center, winery hotel and organic restaurant. The most complete facilities and highest architectural standard in Ningxia enable it to have an annual designed capacity of 10 million bottles. 

 

Xige Estate is a winery with the most advanced production equipment in China, including the fermentation tanks with proprietary intellectual property rights, intelligent temperature-control brewing system from New Zealand, advanced pretreatment equipment from Germany and France, advanced filling line from Italy, vineyard intelligent agricultural control system and thousands of French oak barrels, which are quite necessary for the high production and high quality of wines. Based on the advanced equipment and high requirements on crafts, Xige Estate is the first among Chinese wineries passing the world highest “BRC international quality certification” in October 2019.  

 

Aspiring to “Making a great wine that expresses Ningxia Terroir,” Xige is telling the stories of Chinese wines to the world.