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Dynasty

In 1980, the French cognac company Rémy Martin (today Rémy Cointreau ) founded the "Sino-French Joint Venture Dynasty Winery" with a group of Chinese investors. In the meantime, the company is certified according to the international quality standard ISO 9002. The head office is located in the city of Tianjin, southeast of Beijing in the north of Hebei Province. This was in China the first joint venture with a foreign partner to produce wine on a large scale. The vineyards cover around 2,000 hectares planted with international quality varieties and local crops. The annual processing volume is 40,000 tons of grapes. The product range includes around 30 mostly single-variety wines in an international style. A dry red wine is vinified from Cabernet Sauvignon, a dry rosé from Carignan. The white wines are made from Carignan (white pressed), Chardonnay, Muscat Blanc, Welschriesling and other varieties in the variants extra dry, dry and semi-dry, and sometimes also sweet.

Under the name "Emperor" premium red wines and white wines are produced that mature in barriques for at least two years. The production volume of the Dynasty wine brand in 1980 was 100,000, in 1998 almost 25 million bottles. Almost 20 gold medals have been won in international competitions. The double-distilled brandies from the Ugni Blanc variety mature in French oak barrels. There are the classes VSOP (at least 5 years), Napoleon (at least 7 years) and XO (at least 10 years). Sparkling wines using the champagne method are made from Chardonnay and Welschriesling. Dynasty products are exported to over 20 countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, France, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Hong Kong and Macau.

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