Kurambon Koshu Wine

Kurambon

Kurambon Koshu Wine. White Wine. Kurambon White Wine. Kurambon Winery. Yamanashi Prefecture.

Kurambon Koshu Wine

Kurambon

A steely white with pure, green, herby scents lending a fruity vividness with notes of apple, pear, and quince; lots of aromatic complexity and integrity. Scents of lemon, yuzu, lime, grapefruit and fresh plums—an incredible freshness that swipes away any cobwebs of unpleasantness, whether it be a worldwide pandemic or a bad day at the office.

It has a long finish that is energetic, warm, and driving to the end, with a vivid green apple note, pleasant bitterness, and a satisfying salinity.

Details

Category
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White
Varietal
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Koshu
Vintage
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2019
Style
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Dry
ABV
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12%
Volume
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750ml

ABOUT THIS BOTTLE

Kurambon Koshu Wine

This wine is from the "Kurambon" series, Kurambon's varietal wine series (wine made primarily from a single grape variety). The series includes reds, whites, and a rosé. The Kurambon Koshu grape is more brightly acidic than other Koshus out there, reflecting owner Nozawa's view that acidity is important to Koshu—too little and the taste falls flat. It also has a slightest pétillance, or effervescence, adding to the lifting, refreshing feel of the wine. Made with the free-run juice, which is the juice released by a pile of grapes when their skin split under their own weight before they are pressed mechanically. In white wine, this initial juice is considered to be of the highest quality due to their minimal contact with the brittle elements of the pips, skin, and stems.

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HOW TO ENJOY

PAIRING

Pairs well with fresh, herby flavors like shiso and Vietnamese food as well as citrus notes like ponzu play nicely with this wine; goes well with seasonal fresh vegetables and seafood.

SERVING

Best served chilled and in a white wine glass to bring out the aroma and taste.

about the winery

KURAMBON WINERY

Kurambon was founded in 1913. It prides itself in their close relationships with local grape farms. They put emphasis on wines made with Koshu grapes, a grape varietal that goes back a 1000 years. Instead of wines mechanically made, their aim is to create more natural wines where the grapes' transformation to wine is gently aided by wine makers.