Silver Heights The Summit 2018

Chinese wines are reaching the summit with Silver Heights.
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Primary Notes: Blackcurrant Vanilla Mineral

Secondary Notes: Chocolate

Tertiary Notes: Smoked Meat

Body: Full

Dryness: Dry

Acidity: Medium +

Tannin: Medium +

Alcohol (%): 15

Origin: Ning Xia, China

Maker: Silver Heights Vineyard

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon

Fermentation: Heavy Wood

Awards: >90 pts

Decanting: 2 hours

Serving Temperature: Best served between 16—18 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Cantonese roast duck, Chinese fried pigeon, Twice cooked pork

Western Food Pairing: Perfect with grilled beef steak, stilton cheese


Silver Heights The Summit 2018

The Summit is Silver Heights' flagship wine created from a traditional Bordeaux blend. Dark colour with a narrow ruby ring. Classic blackcurrant notes are accompanied by vanilla spice, smoked meat and chocolate accents. Bountiful tannins, great fruit concentration and beautiful minerality on the full-bodied palate. 

Fun Fact: The name for this wine comes from a famous ancient Chinese poem that represents the spirit of the Ningxia people. By naming this wine “the summit”, Silver Heights proclaims their determination to produce world-class wines.

92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot. There are two soil types in the Helan Mountain Eastern Foothills wine region: Sierozem and Eolian. Sierozem, a desert soil, is characterized by brownish gray color at the surface and lighter color below, and is based in a carbonate or hardpan layer. Different ratios of gravel, sand and clay within the Sierozem soil account for variations across wineries in the area. Eolian soil is made of wind deposited materials that consist primarily of sand or silt-sized particles. Silver Heights’ vineyards are all on Sierozem soil, with a high concentration of gravel.

100% hand picking and selection of the grapes. Cold maceration and temperature controlled fermentation. The wine ages in French oak barrels (70% new, 30% 1-year-old) for 18 months. Lees racking. Filtering by traditional Bordeaux methods to preserve complexity.