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The Vine Autumn Grand Tasting 2015 (For Professional)
We invite you to our annual Grand Tasting in October where you’ll taste almost the full range of our wine list.
If you’d like to attend, please kindly let us know by contacting your sales person, or contacting the office (tel: 03-5458-6983 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Date and time: Wed 14 Oct, 12 to 5pm
Place: Daikanyama Hillside Terrace C-Gallery
Sarugaku-cho 18-81, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
http://www.hillsideterrace.com/access/index.html (Only Japanese Available)
Alsace & Rhône Tasting 2015 in Osaka (For Professional)
We will be showing our Rhône selection at this event.
Date and time: Thu 8 Oct, 1 to 5pm
Place: The Westin Osaka F “Oriana”
1-1-20, Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi (the Shin Umeda City)
Access: 7min walk from JR Osaka Sta. North Exit (Free shuttle bus service available)
Number of Exhibitors: 36 importers (as of 2015/8/28)
Hosted by: Sopexa Japon Alsace & Rhône Division TEL:03-5789-0081
http://www.sopexa-japon.com/ja/events_n218 (Only Japanese available)
Charmasson Vin de France La Valériane Rouge 2011
Certified Biodynamic, made Sans Sulfites, this former Tavel producer has re-invented itself with a totally back to nature approach. The red, named after the Biodynamic flower, is complex and energetic. Only 1,200 bottles made.
Jordi Llorens Vi de Taula Natural Blan 5.7 2014
Jordi Llorens is part of the same group of raucous and exuberant Spanish Catalan Natural Wine producers as Escoda and Mendall and he's equally aggressive in his farming biodynamically and his non-use of sulfites. He's based close to Escoda in the Conca de Barbera. Jordi's relatively quiet and reserved, as are his wines, at least to start...! This wine is a blend of Macabeu and Parellada and is always a trip; it's likely to change in colour, sometimes turning orange, yet always retains a fantastic freshness, fruit, finesse and complexity. The name of the wine comes from the rough proportion of the blend and Jordi's street number in his tiny village. The wine is made very simply, and has an astonishing mere 10% alcohol despite great flavour! Brilliant!
Mendall Vi de Taula Abeurador 01 2014
A white wine to make you weep with pleasure! If only all Natural Wine could be this clear and satisfying, if only all Wine could be this Natural! Abeurador is the name of the west-facing vineyard, on limestone soils at 450 metres which gives great mineral lemon freshness to the rich fruit. It's of course made and bottled without sulfites and offers extraordinary complexity as well as persistence - leave it open for a week. Or two. And enjoy! 12.7% Alcohol. < 4 mg/L SO2 Tot.
Terrebrune Bandol 2011
“The most classic and successful in Bandol”, says Revue de Vins de France this wine also has many Michelin star listings in France, too. Bandol produces some of the richest flavoured, most tannic red wines of the South of France from the Mourvèdre grape but where others tend to be quite powerful, Terrebrune is all about finesse and freshness and produces just one great Cuvée of red. The estate lies on a unique terroir in Bandol based on a limestone subsoil with "terre brune" topsoil, which has always been farmed organically since being planted between 1962 and 1985 by the current owner's father. As required by the Appellation of Bandol, this red is aged 18 months in foudre. And the estate puts its all into just one great Cuvée, based on 85% Mourvèdre. And with just 34 mg/l of total SO2, this wine is good for the vin nature lover, albeit very classically flavoured.