Ryunosuke 2021

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Aizawa Nouen
Obihiro, Hokkaido

Grapes: Yamasachi
Type: Rosé
Style: Dry, light-bodied
Colour: Deep copper
Alcohol: 9.0%
Wild yeast: Yes
Any added sulphites: 30 ppm 
Filtered: No
Serving temperature: 5-8°c
Production: 1,131 bottles
Please store in a cool, dark place.

Tasting notes
Herb, wild berry and floral aroma. Cranberry and dried herb flavour with good acidity, fresh. Long finish. Fruitier than 2020 vintage. Enjoyable even after a few days.

Food pairing
Deep-fried chicken (Kara-age), Japanese stewed meat & potatoes (Niku-jyaga), braised pork belly (Buta Kaku-ni), Pork shabu-shabu, Tempura of edible wild plants, curry, tandoori chicken, miso, blue cheese

Yamasachi, an indigenous Japanese variety registered as an international variety with the OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine), was selected and placed in tanks with almost no crushing, whole bunches, macerated for 40 days in a cool place with a maximum temperature of about 10°C. After fermentation with wild yeasts, it was matured for five months in old oak barrels, bottled unfiltered and unfined, and released after two months.

Yamasachi was developed by crossing an indigenous Japanese variety called Kiyomi, which was developed based on the French variety Seibel 13053 (Cascade), with Yamabudou, the indigenous Japanese mountain grape. The innovative crossing of mountain grapes with wine grape varieties has made it so cold-resistant that it can be grown in regions with temperatures of over -30°C. It also has a rich aroma and flavour. Try the wines made from this unique Japanese grape variety. The last vintage (2020) wowed many natural wine lovers, and now the latest 2021 vintage has arrived. The 2021 vintage is even fruitier, retaining its freshness, pleasant acidity and mild lactose feel.