Château Mercian Aiakane

Chateâu Mercian

Château Mercian Aiakane

Château Mercian Aiakane

Chateâu Mercian

Aiakane expertly balances a blend of sturdy Merlot and smooth and aromatic Muscat Bailey A to create a wine with aromas of red fruits, round tannins and pleasant acidity. This is from the Quality Series. Ai means the color indigo, while Akane means deep red; each respectively represent the characteristics of Merlot and Muscat Baliey A.

ML.
750
VOL.
ALC.
12%
VOL.
Regular price $36.00

ABOUT THIS BOTTLE

CHÂTEAU MERCIAN AIAKANE

Glistening ruby hue. Aromas of red fruits such as cherry and strawberry, with whiffs of violet, blackberry and plum. Soft tannins and pleasant acidity harmonize beautifully, while vanilla from the barrels add complexity at the end.

DETAILS

Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Merlot, Muscat Bailey A
Vintage: 2017
Style: Medium Body

TASTING NOTES


HOW TO ENJOY

PAIRING

Goes along fabulously with cozy, homemade Japanese dishes with mirin and shoyu: Teriyaki Chicken and Pork with Ginger comes to mind. Brings out the best in medium-heavy dishes like lamb chops.

SERVING

Best served in a wine glass.

 

 

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.

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