Grape Republic - Anfora Sauvignon (2019)

Grape Republic - Anfora Sauvignon (2019)

Sauvignon Blanc from Yamanashi Prefecture is crushed immediately after harvesting, and skin contact for 12 hours. Alcohol fermentation for about 2 weeks in the squeezed amphora. It's aged for 2 months and transferred to a stainless steel tank for 7 months. During maturation, it is made of buttage (to stir with starch) every two weeks.


The aroma is a round tone reminiscent of fruits such as ripe karin and sake from senshu and old sake. The taste is moderately sour, and it looks like blue herbs and young bapaillas. In the back mouth, the aftertaste spreads in the mouth from the umami derived from ori and the minerals of amphora.

Established in 2015 by two friends and restaurant owners, Kazuomi Fujimaki and Takayuki Taira, Grape Republic is a producer of wine in Japan, predominantly from Labrusca grapes in pergola. Wines from own vineyards as well as supporting ageing local growers.

Lemon, Unripe Plum, Jackfruit

Sushi, Coconut Curry, Lean Fish

About the Winemaker

Established in 2015 by two friends and restaurant owners, Kazuomi Fujimaki and Takayuki Taira, Grape Republic is a producer of wine in Japan, predominantly from Labrusca grapes in pergola. Wines from own vineyards as well as supporting ageing local growers.

Tasting Notes

Lemon, Unripe Plum, Jackfruit

Pairings

Sushi, Coconut Curry, Lean Fish