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May 30, 2022 View:

Gommeau Guide looks at Ningxia's Chateau Zhang Yu Mosel XV

Many people know about the Michelin Guide, but true foodies should also know about the GaultMillau. The Michelin Guide is known as the Red Book and the GaultMillau Guide is known as the Yellow Book, based on the color of the cover.

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Recently, the website of the Austrian edition of the Gaumier Guide published "The best wines of China" (by Wolfgang Scheidelberg), writing that Ross Mosel is in China as chief winemaker at the Zhang Yu Mosel XV winery in Ningxia and is responsible for developing export business. At a recent wine tasting organized by Wein & Co, he gave a taste of the best wines of China.

Ross Mosel comes from an Austrian winemaking family, and his grandfather was the inventor of the Mosel-style whole branch method. At the 2019 MUNDUS VINI World Wine Competition, the 2015 vintage of Ningxia Zhangyu Chateau Mosel XV dry red made under the guidance of Ross Mosel won the Grand Gold Medal and was named the best Chinese wine, the first time a Chinese wine has won this award. It is understood that Ningxia Changyu Chateau Mosel XV products are now exported to 38 countries, including the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Russia. Wein & Co, one of the Austrian distributors of Ningxia Zhang Yu Mosel XV, is the largest wine and spirits retailer in Austria, and the managing director is Willy Klinger, former president of the Austrian Wine Industry Association (AWMB), as mentioned in the Gomieux Guide.

Founded in 1969 by French food critics Henri Gault and Christian Millau, the Gaumier Guide to France was first published in 1969 and is now available in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, Australia, Japan and many other countries. Unlike the Michelin Guide, the Gaumier Guide entered the wine field early on, first publishing the Gaumier Guide to French Wine in 1984, followed by editions such as the Gaumier Guide to German Wine and the Gaumier Guide to Champagne.