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CEO’s Blog & Weekly Newsletter
Stories and pictures of our wine, regions, and producers.
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November Office Tasting (For Professional: RSVP)
We’re holding a monthly office tasting with new arrivals from France. We’re happy to show them to you the new vintages of our favourites and some new wines.
Date and time: Wednesday 11 Nov, 12 to 5pm
Place: The Vine Ltd office (Daikanyama/Ebisu station)
Ebisu-Nishi 1-31-16-401 Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Due to limited space in our office, please kindly advise us in advance if and when you wish to taste by sending us a message from Contact Form, emailing to email@example.com, or contacting your sales person.
FESTIVIN 2015-11-29 (SUN)
Japan’s biggest Natural wine festival, FESTIVIN will be held in Ebisu, Tokyo for the 6th time and The Vine is showing our wine. There will be also the Magnum Night with music live performances on 11/28(Sat), prior to FESTIVIN on Sunday. We’re excited to join this event this year. See you there!
Online Ticket Purchase (Japanese only):
11/28 (Sat) 16:00-20:30 【FESTIVIN LIVE with Magnums】
Clos Perdus Corbières Prioundo 2013
Prioundo means the beautiful valley in the language of Oc, the "langue d'oc". This wine wears an air of serenity. It's farmed biodynamically and made without sulfites, just a dash at bottling to give 25 mg/L SO2 Tot. It's also made with wild yeasts and half whole bunch, from a Rhône blend that's atypical here and comes out more mineral, floral and earthy than would a Southern Rhône wine. This shows why Les Clos Perdus is considered one of the top artisan farmers today in the Languedoc-Roussillon.
Espiers Gigondas 2013
A difficult year produced some deliciously drinkable and juicy wines. This, our usual favourite Gigondas, made from organic, hillside vines, has just 13.64% alcohol (and a modest 43 mg/L SO2 Tot) but still offers fantastically rich and complex classic Gigondas fruit. As usual the tannins are velvet, the acidity gentle but very present. Made simply using wild yeasts in concrete with 30% seeing some oak. Very limited production.
Murinais Crozes-Hermitage Les Amandiers 2013
This is a beautifully crafted, un-showy, old-fashioned and gently refreshing style of Crozes that also expresses perfectly the terroir. The Syrah shows an earthy, blackberry and raspberry purity with an appropriate dash of black pepper. It's made from organic vines, simply, using wild yeasts, a light touch of sulfites (42 mg/L SO2 Tot) and wears just 12.73% alcohol.
Padié IGP Côtes Catalanes Fleur de Cailloux 2014
The name means "flower of the stones" and that's just what this fabulous natural wine represents, a vivid, exquisite expression of the stony soils it's born from. Jean-Philippe Padié is perhaps the most playful and possesses the lightest touch of the gang of 5 producers in Calce who work biodynamic and (mostly) sans sulfites to produce some of the finest wines of Southern France. This is a blend of the three fine native grapes that offers complexity to he who seeks complexity but ready refreshment to the rest of us! The Mediterranean fruit and energy is awesome for just 11.90% alcohol. 35 mg/L SO2 Tot. This really is drinking the vines!