|Luzhou Daqu Laojiao Pool of Ming Dynasty |
Luzhou Laojiao Pool of Ming Dynasty is a state major relics preserve unit. 4 Laojiao Pool from the Ming Dynansty are Alcohol-making Laojiao Pools which were constructed the earliest, had the longest duration and were best preserved among existing Laojiao Pool, also the only Pool listed as a state major relics preserve unit. The 4 pools are of great value for scientific research.
The cellar pools were first built during Wanli Governance of Ming Dynasty. The 4 pools are arrayed in a vertical line and are all of mandarin duck type, i.e. every cellar pool contains 2 melt pits separated in the middle. During the fermentation process of grain, 2 pits as one cellar can enhance the capacity. The wine Laojiao Daqu is still produced using traditional technology. The excellent quality of the wine has formed world-famous “Lu-style Wine” and won the golden prize in Panama International Fair. Luzhou Daqu Ming Cellar Pool is of great value to scientific or historic research in the study of Wine-making in China.