Arugano Bosque

Katsunuma

Arugano Bosque

Arugano Bosque

Katsunuma

The Koshu grapes used in this bottle were always made with careful yearly discussions with the growers at a vineyard in Misakacho, but since 2014, they also began blending grapes of the younger vines from the Isehara vineyard, making this the casual, younger half sister to the fancier Aruga Branca Issehara. Since 2017, they've made adjustments due to EU regulations, cutting down the alcohol 1% lower to 11%. This, rather than flatlining the overall flavor, results in a heartier wine with more aroma, an added facet of lovely, delicate acidity, and more fresh fruitiness. The Arugano Bosque is aromatic with a perfect balance of gentle acidity and sweetness.

ML.
750
VOL.
ALC.
11%
VOL.
Regular price $65.00

ABOUT THIS BOTTLE

ARUGANO BOSQUE

Tropical aromas of passionfruit and mango, with various citrus of sudachi, kabosu, and grapefruit, as well as yellow peach and white florals. Crisp acidity with some mineral slant, fruity sweetness, and pleasant bitterness play, with a salty finish of long, pure, length. It's a bottle that shows off the delicacy and elegance of Koshu grapes.

DETAILS

Wine Type: White Wine
Varietal: Koshu Grape 
Vintage: 2017
Style: xxx

TASTING NOTES

 


HOW TO ENJOY

PAIRING

Cozy hot pot dishes with white miso, Sushi, Tempura, Broiled fish.

SERVING

Best chilled at about 48-51°F and served in a wine glass.

Katsunuma Winery dates back to 1937 and have dedicated themselves to Koshu wines; in fact, every one of their white wines are made with Koshu grapes. They could be called the Koshu Whisperer: they really know how to work with Koshu grapes. Their single-minded passion for Koshu wines have attracted national and international acclaim and market, and today, their Koshu wines shine a beacon light on the future of Japanese Koshu wines. In fact, they are arguably the reason Koshu wines even have a global market today.