Lumiere Ishigura 2021 750ml
Aged in traditional underground granite stone tanks (Ishigura) that were constructed in 1901. A total of 10 such fermenters were built, with an underground passage running through 10 such units, side by side. Built with the purpose of holding large quantities of wine, each fermenter can roughly hold 10,000 litres.
In 1998, the Ishigura fermentation tank was officially certified as a tangible cultural property of Japan and designated as a key component of Japan’s cultural heritage in 2018. This unique winemaking method involves plenty of manual labour, from using handcrafted bamboo drainboards as a filtration device to getting underground to drain out the final wine from the mouth of the stone storehouse.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of strawberries and pickled ginger. Elegant structure with notes of red fruits and vanilla over a jammy body.
ABV: 12% / Variety: 100% Muscat Bailey A / Origin: Japan