A-danza Frizzante 2022

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Aizawa Nouen
Obihiro, Hokkaido

Grapes: Kiyomai 79%, Yamasachi 21%
Type: Sparkling (red)
Style: Dry, light-bodied
Colour: Pale garnet
Alcohol: 11%
Wild yeast: Yes
Any added sulphites: No
Filtered: No
Serving temperature: 5-8°C
Production: 515 bottles
Please store in a cool, dark place.

Chill the bottle thoroughly in an upright position before opening and uncork it with the bottle at an angle. May spill at high temperatures.

Tasting notes
Berries, flowers, refreshing acidity and slight lactic nuance, fruity. Recommended to drink well chilled.

Food pairing
Simmered radish in Dashi & soy sauce, canned tuna belly, cod piccata

The latest 2022 vintage of A-danza Frizzante has arrived. The 2022 vintage was affected by a stagnant rainy season front on the Pacific side of Hokkaido, which resulted in 80% of normal sunshine hours in July. Nevertheless, fine weather in September before the harvest allowed for a slight recovery. No pesticides or chemical fertilisers are used in the viticulture at Aizawa Nouen. The main variety of this wine, Kiyomai is a Japanese variety that took over the main features of the Japanese indigenous variety Yamabudou with refreshing acidity. The other variety, Yamasachi, which was developed by crossing an indigenous Japanese variety called Kiyomi with Yamabudou, is registered as an international variety with the OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine). After pressing the grapes with whole bunches, fermented with wild yeasts at a temperature between 17-21°C for 50 days. Later added with the juice which was kept when the grapes were pressed, bottled unfiltered and second fermentation in bottle.