ABOUT THIS BOTTLE
MERCIAN MUSCAT BAILEY A
Bright ruby red. Red fruit aroma of strawberry, raspberry and cherry enveloped gently with hints of spice as well as vanilla from the barrel. Soft tannin and light acidity dance an irresistible tango.
Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Muscat Bailey A
Style: Medium Body
HOW TO ENJOY
Delightful with slightly sweet seasoning, like food with mirin or oyster sauce: think teriyaki chicken, sweet and sour pork.
Best served at about 54°-57° in a wine glass.
CHATEAU MERCIAN WINERYLEARN MORE
Château Mercian, founded in 1887, was the first privately-owned winery in Japan. It is now part of Kirin Holdings family, one of the biggest beverage companies in Japan. Yes, yes, yes, the natural inclination is to go for small, boutique businesses, but do yourself a huge favor and do NOT dismiss Mercian as some boring behemoth, because they've done fascinating work. They're actually a real game changer in Japan's wine industry—it's the big, hunkin' train that could.