The Sun Also Rises has its origins in the southwest of France. There they grow a little know red wine grape variety called Tannat. We first became interested in Tannat when looking at climatological data for French wine producing regions. In the appellations of Madiran and Jurancon we found weather patterns similar to those of Japan, with high summer rainfalls and high temperatures. We thought that the grape varieties indigenous to the region might be suited to Japan’s climate, and so we imported some of these vines, including some Tannat.
It took a number of years to increase the number of Tannat vines to a point where we could plant several vineyards, but with the results in hand we are certainly glad that we took the time. The 2012 Sun Also Rises is a powerful, deeply colored, highly structured wine in a classic style. Tannat (from mountain vineyards in Tochigi, Yamagata, and Nagano prefectures) provides the structure and depth, while Cabernet Sauvignon from Yamagata adds a plush, smooth character.
We recommend this wine with beef steak, smoked game, and any other grilled meat dish.
|VARIETY||Tannat 67%, Cabernet Sauvignon 33%|
|VINEYARD||Takayama-mura, Nagano (Tannat)
Kaminoyama, Yamagata (Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon)
Sano, Tochigi (Tannat)
|20th 29th September 2012 (Tannat)
19th, 22nd October 2012 (Tannat)
5th November 2012 (Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon)
Average Brix at Harvest: 21.1oBrix
|BOTTLING||Bottled on: 3rd February 2014
The number of bottles produced: 10,665 (750ml）
|Alcohol: 11.8% Total acidity: 0.615 g/ 100 ml.
Residual Sugar: 0.17%