The estate has chosen XiaoLing as its name, which in Mandarin means ‘cloudy peak of the mountains’, reflecting the majestic landscape and the soul of this wonderful region’s proud inhabitants. The 2014 'cru' of XiaoLing, first vintage of the estate, has been rewarded with a gold medal at 2016 CWSA competition.Gold medal 2016
Le Domaine est implanté dans la géographie complexe et abrupte des Marches Tibétaines du Yunnan. Il se situe dans les parages du Kawa Kharpo, chaîne de montagnes étincelantes qui culmine à près de 7000 m, pics sacrés pour le bouddhisme tibétain et frontière naturelle avec le Tibet.
Notre objectif est d'exprimer avec élégance ce que la nature et le travail des populations de ces villages reculés offrent si généreusement.Localisation
In 1846, French missionaries reached the gates of Tibet, responding to Pope Gregory XVI's call to spread the Faith to the ‘Kingdom of the Snows’. There, they founded missions at Cizhong, Cigu and Badong, three villages on the Upper Mekong’s West bank, where they planted the first vines.
In 1952, after a tumultuous hundred years, the last missionaries were forced out of China. They left their missions and their vineyards to their Tibetan followers.
Starting in the 1990s, the local authorities encouraged the planting of vines along the Mekong and Yang-Tse-Kiang.
The hillsides of the Upper Mekong are considered by experts to be one of the most promising terroirs in the whole of China, thanks to its climate and geology, both favorable to the production of fine wines.
The first vintages of XiaoLing 2014 was unveiled in 2017.
The estate works with grapes supplied by our Tibetan winegrowing partners.
Our objective is to help move Tibetan viticulture towards more precision, to obtain wines that best express the magical potential of these Alti-Mekongese terroirs.
To achieve this goal, we plan to establish long-term partnerships with local winegrowers based on a "quality charter" to be implemented in 2017.Press book