Chinse wine changyu (pic: Changyu)

Chinse wine changyu (pic: Changyu)

We have rounded up some of the most expensive Chinese wines ever produced. One even set a record price of the most expensive Chinese wine ever sold at RMB 50,000.

Rongzi Elegant Yellow Cabernet Sauvignon

Rongzi (pic: Decanter China)
Rongzi (pic: Decanter China)

Price: RMB 3,226 (USD 500)

Region: Shanxi
Chateau Rongzi was established in 2007 with a total investment of more than RMB 1 billion (USD). The chateau’s name Rongzi comes from a folk story in Xiangning about the mother of Duke Wen of Jin, a Spring and Autumn period hegemon, discovered wine-making 2,700 years ago. 

The winery’s vineyard is located on the Loess Plateau with an average altitude of 1,100 meters and its consulting winemaker is none other than the former chief winemaker of Petrus Jean-Claude Berrouet. 

Its top wine is called Rongzi Elegant Yellow Cabernet Sauvingon, which retails for over RMB 3,000 a bottle. Commended by Decanter World Wine Awards in 2018, Chateau Rongzi Elegant Yellow 2010 was made in Shanxi with 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. As Decanter described, the wine comes with liquorice and pastille aromas and the palate shows red fruit and notes of soy.

The Elegant Yellow Cabernet Sauvignon comes from ‘Rongzi series’ which features another Deep Brown Label wine with a lower price of RMB 868 (USD 135). 

Besides Cabernet Sauvignon, Rongzi also cultivates Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chardonnay and other international varieties.

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