The first wine in Reiwa
The new era in Japan, “Reiwa”, has started today.
1st Soleil White 2018 1470 yen
I chose this Japan Koshu as the first wine in Reiwa.
Soleil is a very small winery in Yamanashi operated by Mr. & Mrs. Suzuki, which I visited to last month.
It is the bottom class wine of the winery but the quality is very high.
I felt rich fruits, nice acidity and good minerals.
The style is very clean and comfortable.
The price is super reasonable as the decent Koshu wine.
I made a very good choice as the first wine in the new era.
2nd Soleil Red 2018 1470 yen
The red is made from mainly Muscat Bailey-A and several European grape grown in Yamanashi.
I didn’t feel any bad-sweet aroma, which some NG Muscat Bailey-A has.
I felt many red berries, nice acidity, moderate tannin and fine minerals.
The style is the typical good red wine in Japan.
It has a very high cost performance, too
I did a very good choice today!