Muscat Bailey A 2020

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Shimanouchi Fujimaru Winery
Chuo-ku, Osaka

Grapes: Muscat Bailey A (from Mie)
Type: Red
Style: Dry, light-bodied
Colour: Medium ruby
Alcohol: 12%
Wild yeast: Yes
Any added sulphites: 30 ppm
Filtered: No
Serving temperature: 13-16°C
372 bottles
Please store in a cool, dark place.

Tasting notes
Redcurrant, wild red berries, blood orange, forest floor, leather and a hint of soy sauce. Light tannins. Enjoyable even after a few days.

Food pairing
Coppa, olive, manchego cheese, spring roll, gyoza, spicy Asian cuisine, sauteed root vegetables with garlic and soy sauce, tofu and vegetables simmered in dashi based soup

100% Muscat Bailey A grown in Nabari, Mie, a grape-growing region with a 60-year history. The vines are magnificent, having been there since the cultivation of the land about 50 years ago. Firmly ripe grapes were destemmed and crushed, and naturally fermented in open resin tanks under controlled low temperatures. Daily gentle and careful punching down (stirring in the tanks with an oak stick) extracted the phenolic components from the skins and seeds, while tannin and bitterness were softened and extracted. The wine was pressed in a basket press when the cap was set and then stored in French oak barrels for about nine months.