The rise of Chinese involvement in the wine market can be seen more and more these days. For the first time Chinese wine will be presented at the London International Wine Fair (LIWF) 2013.

Chateau Hansen – established by the Han family in the 1980s – is China’s first organic estate. Situated in Wuhai, Hansen produces around two million bottles a year

The overseer of wine production since 2010 has been Bruno Paumard, who will be the chief point of contact at the fair for Chateau Hansen.    

Chateau Hansen will be showing off its wine, Cotes du Fleuve Jaune du Desert de Gobi at the LIWF. A mixture of Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Gernischt, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, this wine is aged in new French oak barrels for 16 months. Cabernet Sauvignon, Franc and Merlot are grapes used frequently in Bordeaux. However Cabernet Gernischt is the Chinese variation that Chateau Hansen hopes will set this wine apart from the competition.      

The LIWF will take place between May 20-22 2013 at Excel London.