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Grace Vineyards launches sparkling wine series

After six years of hard work, one of China’s leading producers has launched its new sparkling wine series “Angelina” to the Hong Kong and China markets.

The limited production 2009 Angelina Brut Reserve Blanc de Blancs

Named after Grace’s President, Judy Chan’s daughter, the four cuvées are all made in the traditional method with three single varietal non-vintages of Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc and the vintage 2009 Brut Reserve Blanc de Blancs.

Described by the Shanxi-based vineyard as the first traditional method vintage sparkling wine made by a Chinese winery, the 2009 Brut Reserve has been aged on the lees for 36 months, “displaying high acidity and adding layers of flavour and complexity from a good vintage.”

Each of the non-vintages have undergone a minimum of 12 months ageing sur lie and the labels depict a silhouette of Angelina and the date of disgorgement.

Judy commented, “I became obsessed with all kinds of bubbles 10 years ago. Since then I have an idea in mind to make a beautiful sparkling wine.”

It was in 2009 that Judy and her team set their minds to producing the winery’s first sparkling offerings, and after “much trial and error, the dream came true.”

Taking over from her father CK Chan, Judy has managed the winery since 2002 and under her leadership, Grace is now considered one of the best wine producers in China and has branched out from producing traditional Bordeaux-style blends to “experimental” varieties of Aglianico, Marselan and Shiraz.

In China, The Angelina series is currently sold through the Angelina WeChat online store, and in the Grace flagship outlets of T Mall and

The range will be also launched in Hong Kong from 4 September and available through Ponti Wine Cellars and Brix Wine & Spirits.

The NV Chenin Blanc with an illustration of Judy Chan’s daughter, Angelina

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