The “Here Comes the Sun” 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 “Here Comes the Sun” is a powerful, deeply colored, highly structured wine in a classic style. Tannat (from mountain vineyards in 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.
Tannat 87 %
Cabernet Sauvignon 9 %
Tannat4th 5th 20th 24th October 2018
Cabernet Sauvignon27th October 2018
Merlot24th October 2018
Brix @the Harvest20.5oBrix(average)
Bottled on: 27th December 2019
The number of bottles: 9,613（750ml）
Alcohol: 11.9 % Total acidity: 0.58 g/ 100 ml.
Residual Sugar: 0.2 %