Ben says

★★ Great Wine “Clear, pale lemon. Aromas of pink lady apple, star anise, buttercream and white pear. Rounded and bursting with very ripe white pear, creamed apples, linseed and cream.”

Great Wine - La Belouse Macon Cruzille


Varietal Chardonnay with 13.9% abv. Temperature controlled fermentation <20°C with 8 months’ ageing in French barrels.

Grown in: Jinshan area of Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, CHINA.

Food Pairing

Sauteed pack choi in butter, soy soaked and stir fried pork ribs, buttermilk chicken, or fish pie.

Disclosure & Price

Part of Oz Clarke’s Three Wine Men Introduction to Jade Vineyard tasting event. Received in Online Wine Tasting Samples. Not currently imported to the UK.

Reviewed and tasted: 4 August 2022

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Jade Vineyard is located in the Jinshan region of China with vineyards planted on the eastern foothills of Mount Helan, beside Yinchuan City. The vines are nearly 1200m above sea level and cover an impressive 22 hectares. The winery is headed by owner Emma Ding and have been met with international acclaim, proving China is capable of producing extremely fine wine.