Arugano Branca Brilhante

Katsunuma

Arugano Branca Brilhante

Arugano Branca Brilhante

Katsunuma

TA queenly presence amongst the group of five Koshu wines they produce, the stately Brilhante is a complex, dry, sparkling wine that has been served at 2016 G7 Ise-Shima Summit and mentioned in "Drops of God" (a Japanese manga series about the son of a wine critic who must identify 12 wines in order to claim an inheritance) as the best sparkling wine to pair with Japanese food. It's showered with TLC, given all that it needs to grow to its haloed Queen Bey-like existence. Made using the champagne-method, it remains on its lees for two years and another three years in the cellar, and emerges with all the essence of the freshness and delicacy of the Koshu grapes. It is the summit of Koshu grape's potential and Katsunuma Winery's passion and craftsmanship. 

ML.
750
VOL.
ALC.
11%
VOL.
Regular price $115.00

ABOUT THIS BOTTLE

ARUGANO BRANCA BRILHANTE

Regal white-gold coloring, even, delicate bubbles. Starts with a lychee-driven nose. White flower notes, gentle but persistent power that carries a beautiful yuzu citrus quality, some creamy yeastiness.

DETAILS

Wine Type: Sparkling Wine
Varietal: Koshu Grape 
Vintage: 2016
Style: Dry

TASTING NOTES

 


HOW TO ENJOY

PAIRING

Incredibly versatile, goes with most things, like a queen that can hold a conversation with any one of her subjects. Salmon and tuna sashimi is great with it, and soy sauce brings out a ginger-like white peach character of the wine.

SERVING

Having such a delicate structure, this is better served in a classic white wine glass than a flute.

 

 

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.