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Ito Farm
Okazaki, Aichi

Grapes: Kyoho 50%, 40% consists of Jasmine, Shinano Smile, Gorby and Sunny Dolce,  Chardonnay 8%, Yamabudou 2%
Type: White
Style: Dry, medium-bodied
Colour: Pale copper
Alcohol: 11.5%
Wild yeast: Yes
Any added sulphites: 10 ppm 
Filtered: Yes (coarse filter)
Serving temperature: 7-10°C
Production: 1,814 bottles
Please store in a cool, dark place.

Tasting notes
Aroma of Chinese quince and stone fruits. When the temperature rises, the aroma of kumquat can also be found. On the palate, pleasant bitterness and gentle flavour with some lactose. Sweet flavour of peach in aftertaste. For those who are concerned about bitterness, drink it at room temperature in a round glass to soften the bitterness.

Food pairing
Sashimi with Shiso (Japanese herb), seafood main dishes, Simmered mackerel with soy sauce and mirin, grilled Shishamo (capelin), Dutch old cheese, Goya Champuru (stir-fried bitter melon with tofu and egg), prawn dumplings, monkfish liver with Ponzu sauce, creamy seafood such as sea ​​urchin, oyster and milt.

A Wine made from various grape varieties such as Kyoho, Jasmine and Shinano Smile, which are typical Japanese table grape varieties. These grapes were destemmed, crushed and pressed. Then the must was fermented in stainless steel tanks for 2 weeks. The wine was racked and moved again to stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation was not intentionally carried out. The wine was then transferred to 225L and 110L old oak barrels and matured for 5 months. Only 10 ppm sulphite added at bottling. Filtered through a coarse filter (100 µm). No chaptalisation or acidification.

The vineyard is located in a corner of a quiet residential area in the northern part of Okazaki in Aichi, almost in the middle of Honshu island. It receives sunlight from sunrise to sunset, has wide openings for good ventilation and well-drained sandy-gravel soils. It is a very favourable environment for viticulture. The winery respects the cycles of nature, adopts grass growing organic farming, minimises the use of pesticides. In 2022, despite double the normal rainfall in July and two typhoons in September, the total number of sunshine hours during the entire grape growing season was about 80 hours above average. This resulted in good colouration and average sugar levels of Brix 22-24. The flower knot on the label is a Japanese culture that values connections between people. It expresses the wishes of the winery's representative, Mr Takashi Ito, towards his wines.