Five unique advantages
1/ Unique climate
Maotai Town is a subtropical humid monsoon climate zone,Maotai Distillery is located in a low-lying river valley. It is surrounded by three mountains and surrounded by mountains. The altitude is below 500 meters, forming a special microclimate, It is suitable for brewing microorganisms in winter and summer. Form and multiply.
2/ Unique geological features
The geological and geomorphic structure of Maotai Town is mainly composed of purple sand shale and shale of the Jurassic and Cretaceous, which took over 70 million years. The geological structure of this special purple sand shale is very beneficial to the penetration of water sources and the dissolution of beneficial components in the red layer, filtering out the mineral rich, sweet and delicious river water.
3/ Unique soil
The soil in the Chishui River valley is acidic and the types are complex and diverse. Maotai Town is dominated by purple soil.
4/ Unique red sorghum
The sorghum used in the production of Moutai is a sorghum sorghum, which is commonly known as the red sorghum sorghum. The sorghum granules are firm, full and uniform, and the granules are thick and thick, and the cross section is glassy, which is very beneficial to the multi-round roasting of the Moutai wine process.
In 2012, Hongsheng Soul Wine Raw Materials Base was officially certified as organic food.
5/ Unique water quality
As the saying goes, "Good mountains and good water are good wines." Chishui River gathers Lingquan Xiushui in one, and passes by the street along Maotai Town. As the season changes, the water in the Chishui River will change accordingly. Every year in March, the climate tends to be hot, and the rain and the landslides of the mountains and rivers gradually turn the river into a brown-red color. By September, the river has returned to its clear and transparent appearance. At this time, it is the season of Moutai brewing. The natural changes in the river water are very conducive to the brewing of Moutai.
Skillful production process
If Moutai has a unique geographical and special raw materials that are natural and natural, then Moutai's unique brewing process is a skillful craftsman.
The production process of Moutai is summed up as “from one to ten”:
One: one production cycle per year
Two: two feedings
Three: Moutai sauce fragrant wine has three typical forms of sweet, sweet, soy sauce and sauce
Four: forty days of koji fermentation
Five: May Dragon Boat Festival
Six: six months to save
Seven: Seven times to take wine
Eight: eight times add, accumulate, into the pool fermentation
Nine: nine cooking
Ten: Ten unique processes, namely: high temperature koji, high temperature accumulation, high temperature wine connection; more rounds, more grain, more songs; lower alcohol yield, low saccharification rate, long-term storage, careful blending.
In June 2006, the State Council announced that the Ministry of Culture awarded “Moutai Brewing Skills” as “National Intangible Cultural Heritage”.
Intangible Cultural Heritage
Maotai's winemaking industry began in Qin and Han Dynasties. Maotai has a history of more than 2,000 years of winemaking, and the wine industry has never stopped.
The unique geographical environment and the unique brewing process that conforms to the laws of natural change have created the unparalleled style of Maotai. In order to protect this unique brewing process, China will declare the “World Intangible Cultural Heritage”.
The traditional brewing process of Moutai has been included in China's first intangible cultural heritage list.
Protected by origin, an art classic that cannot be copied...
The wine is full-bodied, with a long aftertaste and a long-lasting empty cup.
Guizhou Moutai wine production area is located in the middle and upper reaches of Maotai Town, Renhuai City, Guizhou Province, close to the east bank of Chishui River. It is connected to the Yintan area of Maotai Town in the north, the Chishui River in the west, the middle reaches of the Chishui River in the west, and the Taiping Village in the south. It is located at the boundary of the Qiangtang River. It is located at 106°16′27′′ to 106°22′32′′ east longitude and 27°47 north latitude. '12′′ to 27°51′31′′, the protected area is 15.03 square kilometers.
The region's unique geological features, soil water, climate, microbial population and winemaking process provide an excellent production environment for the production of Moutai.
In the 1960s, the famous experts in the country organized the identification of environmental microbes and processes in Maotai, and fully recognized the important relationship between the formation of Guizhou Moutai wine and the regional environment and process characteristics. Since the 1970s and the early 1980s, the national winemaking industry has also spurred the climax of learning Maotai. However, due to the difference in geographical environment, the style of its products was too different from that of Maotai. It fully proves that the Moutai wine production area in Guizhou is the only scientific and reasonable production area of Moutai. Moutai is inseparable from the place of origin, Moutai can not be produced off-site, Moutai can not be cloned! !