Sage V.V. 2019

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Domaine Hide
Minami-Alps, Yamanashi

Grapes: Muscat Bailey A
Type: Red
Style: Dry, medium-bodied
Colour: Medium ruby
Alcohol: 12%
Wild yeast: Yes
Any added sulphites: No
Filtered: No
Serving temperature: 13-16°C
Production: 596 bottles
Please store in a cool, dark place.

Tasting notes
Crayon, liquorice, dried mushroom, soil, red berries aromas. Gentle tannins and pleasant acidity give a juicy feeling. Complex aroma and flavour thanks to old vines and a long maturation in barrels. Recommended to drink slightly chilled.

Food pairing
Vegetable Chinese dishes such as stir-fried pak choi and king oyster mushroom in Oyster sauce and Zha Cai pickles, Peking duck, Zuppa di lenticchie, roast beef with wasabi soy sauce, spaghetti Bolognese, mild Indian curry with beans.

Made from grapes grown on old vines, very rare for Muscat Bailey A, 58 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 in late September, crushed by foot (while wearing a sanitary jacket) with whole bunches in tanks, then matured in French oak barrels for two years and eight months. The wine was racked at the ebb tide of the full moon on 15 July 2022, which gave the wine an intense flavour. No sulphites added, unfiltered and unfined. 

GUBI GUBI has been thankfully purchasing their wines since our launch in 2022. It is a great honour to be able to offer the wines of this winery, which produces only a small number of wines and uses Muscat Bailey A, a variety indigenous to Japan, to produce a wide variety of wines. The 2018 vintage of Sage V.V. has been very popular and has wowed many wine lovers as well as natural wine enthusiasts. The total production is 596 bottles and GUBI GUBI has only 48 bottles in stock!