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Ashikaga, Tochigi

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 53% (Nagano and Yamagata),  Kerner 34% (Hokkaido), other 6 varieties 13%
Type: Sparkling
Style: Off-dry, light-bodied
Colour: Amber yellow
Alcohol: 11.5%
Wild yeast: Yes
Any added sulphites: No
Filtered: No
Serving temperature: 5-8°C
Production: 3,970 bottles
Please store in a cool, dark place.

Chill the bottle thoroughly in an upright position before opening. May spill at high temperatures.

Tasting notes
Complex aroma of peach, pear, white flower and biscuit. Savouriness derived from lees can be found. The palate is light with gentle carbonation and a bit of sweetness. Rounded flavour with soft acidity and fresh fruit. Aftertaste of slight astringency and Umami from the lees.

Food pairing
Marinated vegetable with citrus fruits, smoked salmon, charcoal-grilled shiitake mushroom, simmered bamboo shoots and wakame seaweed, steamed prawn dumpling, grilled seafood, Japanese hot pot, corn in butter sauce, Satay in spicy peanut sauce.

This petillant is vinified in méthode ancestrale and is characterised by lees, gentle bubbles and freshness. The destemmed grapes were carefully pressed over time and transferred to stainless steel tanks. The must was kept below 22°C and fermented with wild yeasts for about one and a half months. Then the tanks were cooled to stop fermentation when the balance between sweetness and acidity was right. The wine was matured in stainless steel tanks for approximately three months. The wine was then lightly racked and blended. Bottled unfined and unfiltered in February 2023. From 2023 to 2025, the wine will be fresh and clean, and from 2026 it will become more integrated and rounded.

COCO FARM & WINERY has produced petillant style wines in the past, including their nouveau ‘Nobokko’, made from a Japanese variety called Shokoshi, which is a crossbreed from mountain grapes. OUR COCO PETILLANT 2022 was bottled while the wild yeasts were still fermenting. The result is a fresh, fruity, cloudy wine with bubbles. It is very close to the ‘Beaujolais nouveau' served to celebrate the end of the harvest. It will bring a smile to everyone's face, not just to those who love natural wine.