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Japan may be better known for its sake, but its national grape, Koshu,has been picking up awards for several years. Low in alcohol, crisp and delicate, it certainly ticks a lot of boxes…
Japan has had a boost in winemaking productivity over the past decade, particularly among smaller, artisanal producers who are now leading the charge for quality and innovation. As well Japan’s signature grape variety is pink-skinned Koshu, Japan also produces wines from a host of European grapes, from the household to the esoteric. Japanese Merlots and Cabernets have the trademark freshness, and are noted for being fragrant and full-bodied, (so food get to match with food), the Pinot Noirs are as popular in the Michelin star restaurants of Tokyo as those from Burgundy. Malbec is even grown, suited to Japans high-altitude mountainous regions .
So if you want to see what this exciting and emerging force in wine has to offer join us for this one off tasting.
Tasting notes and some cheese and crackers to nibble on are provided.
Great value at £27.50 for a chance to try something different and new.
Looking for more “Weird Wines of the World” to try? This tasting forms part of a 4 Week course taking in Georgia, Hungary and a Natural Wine tasting. The course starts on 4th July with this Georgia tasting – click here to book all 4 and save!