Sage V.V. 2018

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Domaine Hide
Minami-Alps, Yamanashi

Grapes: Muscat Bailey A
Type: Red
Style: Dry, medium-bodied
Colour: Deep garnet
Alcohol: 13.5%
Wild yeast: Yes
Any added sulphites: No
Filtered: No
Serving temperature: 15-18°C
Production: 594 bottles
Please store in a cool, dark place.

Tasting notes
Crayon, liquorice, mushroom, soil, redcurrant, round and a hint of whisky. Smooth Merlot-like taste.   

Food pairing
Sukiyaki, game meat, peppery meat dishes, blue cheese, roasted duck, Japanese-style grilled eel, gyoza, stewed beef

Made from grapes grown on old vines, very rare for Muscat Bailey A, 57 years old. The altitude is 310 metres above sea level. The old vines yield less, but they taste better and the flavour deepens and the strength of the grapes increases with age. All grapes were harvested by hand, crushed by foot (while wearing a sanitary jacket) with whole bunches in tanks, then matured in French oak barrels for two years and six months. No sulphites added, unfiltered and unfined.