Its not too long ago that Japan appeared on the landscape of wine-producing countries. But in the last years, Japanese wines have made an impressive development and started to win prices and awards in international wine competitions. At the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 alone, there were 68 wines from Japan awarded. Among them, four wines were from the Grande Polaire portfolio. With Grande Polaire, Sapporo aims at the highest standards: wines with rich terroir, that can only be produced in Japan.
At ProWein 2019, Sapporo presents at the “Taste of Japan” (H 9 / A 47) pavilion four Grande Polaire wines, each from a different grape and different location:
- From the Azumino Ikeda Vineyard in Nagano – winning bronze medal in the Decanter World Wine Award 2018 for their Chardonnay and Bronze in the IWSC award for their Cabernet Sauvignon – we present the 2016 Sauvignon Blanc. Expect fruity notes of peach combined with acidity and a subtle hint of bitterness.
- From the Yoichi Hirotsu Vineyard on the island of Hokkaido, we present the 2016 Pinot Noir, whos 2015 vintage was commended at the DWWA 2018 for its notes of “roses and red fruit appearing on the nose, mirrored in the raspberry and cherry palate”.
- From Mihara in Okayama prefecture, the 2017 Grande Polaire Muscat Bailey A, barrel-aged will trigger the buyers attention with a soft bouquet and fruity notes.
- Last, but not least, Grande Polaire Dry Koshu from Yamanashi. Koshu is an indigenous Japanese grape. The Grande Polaire Koshu Dry was fermented slowly at low temperature and combines fruity aromas with crisp acidity.
Discover the charms of Grande Polaire wines at or seminars with the chief winemaker Masayoshi KUDO and Anthony Rose, one of Great Britains most famous wine journalists. Tastings are planned as follow:
March 17, 2019: 11:00 & 14:00
March 18, 2019: 11:00 & 14:00
March 19, 2019: 11:00
Please register your participation via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)