Where to find natural wine

When in Japan: buy these French wines

Herebelow are French wines that I recommend and where to buy them in Japan.

The below vintners often use no sulphur dioxide (SO2) during the winemaking or the bottling. Only a few bottles may contain sulfites — in very small quantities. (Around 10 mg per liter. Ask the merchant or the importer.)

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2018

red Vin de France [Ardèche] - Hélène et Christophe Comte - Domaine des Vigneaux - Syrah

2016 - 7.6 € - dust, violet, blackcurrant - dark, blackcurrant, violet, moka, juicy, balanced acidity

Japan importer: Vortex Naoki Tateno

red Vin de France [Ardèche] - Hélène et Christophe Comte - Domaine des Vigneaux - Grain… cheux - (grenache)

2015 - 9.1 € -

Japan importer: Vortex Naoki Tateno

white Alsace - Vincent Stoeffler - (Tradition) Nature [pas de SO2] - Riesling

2016 - 9.8 € - intense - very aromatic, harmonious, not wholly pure, fresh

Japan importer: Nagoya 464 0850, 1-19-4 Imaike, Wine Plaza Marumata, phone: +81 52 733 52 55

Cheverny wine labelwhite Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin

2017 - 15 € - very aromatically intense, very pure - nougat, peach, apricot - peach, apricot, no stiffness, fresh

A wine shop in Tokyo, Japan: Shinkawa

Japan importer: RACINES

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2017

red Vin de France - Hélène et Christophe Comte - Domaine des Vigneaux - Grain… cheux - (grenache)

2015 - 10 € -

Japan importer: Vortex Naoki Tateno

red Vin de France - Hélène et Christophe Comte - Domaine des Vigneaux - Tandem - (grenache à 80%, syrah)

2014 - 10 € -

Japan importer: Vortex Naoki Tateno

vin-de-pays des coteaux de l'Ardèche wine labelred Vin de pays des coteaux de l'Ardèche - Jérôme Jouret - En avant doute - (grenache)

2016 - 10 € - fresh and intense, black fruit - black fruit, much alcohol, balanced

An online store in Japan: Shimizudai Hiranoya

Japan importer: Nagoya 464 0850, 1-19-4 Imaike, Wine Plaza Marumata, phone: +81 52 733 52 55

Cheverny wine labelwhite Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin

2016 - 13 € -

A wine shop in Tokyo, Japan: Shinkawa

Japan importer: RACINES

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2016

vin-de-France wine labelred Vin de France - Géraldine et Méryl Croizier - La Vrille et le papillon - Idée reçue - (cabernet sauvignon)

2013 - 9.7 € - intense - on the nose: roastbeef, blackcurrant, leadpencil - blackcurrant, full and dense, dries the mouth, supple

Japan importer: Oenoconnexion

Japan: L'Avenir

vin-de-pays des coteaux de l'Ardèche wine labelred Vin de pays des coteaux de l'Ardèche - Jérôme Jouret - En avant doute - (grenache)

2014 - 10 € -

An online store in Japan: Shimizudai Hiranoya

Japan importer: Nagoya 464 0850, 1-19-4 Imaike, Wine Plaza Marumata, phone: +81 52 733 52 55

vin-de-pays wine labelwhite Vin de pays - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin - Sauvignon

2014 - 9.2 € - true to the variety, intense - freshly cut hay, pear - freshly cut hay, flower, mellow, fresh

A wine shop in Tokyo, Japan: Shinkawa

Japan importer: RACINES

white Alsace - Vincent Stoeffler - Senteurs fruitées [Muscat dominant] - Nature [pas de SO2]

2014 - 9.2 € -

Japan importer: Nagoya 464 0850, 1-19-4 Imaike, Wine Plaza Marumata, phone: +81 52 733 52 55

white Alsace - Vincent Stoeffler - Nature [pas de SO2] - Riesling

2012 - 9.6 € -

Japan importer: Nagoya 464 0850, 1-19-4 Imaike, Wine Plaza Marumata, phone: +81 52 733 52 55

Cheverny wine labelwhite Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin

2015 - 10 € -

A wine shop in Tokyo, Japan: Shinkawa

Japan importer: RACINES

white Bourgogne blanc - [Alice et Olivier de Moor, négoce] - Le vendangeur masqué

2014 - 18 € - very pure, honeysuckle, pink grapefruit then nougat - wide, dry, fresh

Japan

white Chablis - Alice et Olivier De Moor - Bel Air et Clardy

2014 - 21 € - pink grapefruit - velvety, radiant, pink grapefruit, peach, red currant, silky, fresh

Japan

white Côtes du jura - Domaine Labet - Les Champs Rouges - Chardonnay 'nature'

2014 - 23 € - intense, yellow fruit, passion fruit, toffee - oily but very precise, passion fruit, toffee, red currant, fresh

3-19-2 Minami-Ohoi Shinagawa-Ku, 140-0013 Tokyo, Japan: Cosmo Jun Co., tel +81 3 3298 5741

408-1, Naraya-Cho, Fushimi-Ku, 612-8311 Kyoto, Japan: Diony Co., tel +81 75 622 0850

1-6-20 Kosaka Hommachi, Higashi-Osaka-Shi, Osaka 577-0802, Japan: Mottox, tel +81 6 6725 4925

 

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