Anfora Rosso Sucro, Grape Republic
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Organic

Anfora Rosso Sucro, Grape Republic - 2020

Item # 49627 750mL

A dry red blend of Yama Sauvignon, Muscat Bailey A, Steuben, Niagara, and Cabernet Franc. With partial whole bunch fermentation, they spent 6 months in amphora and were blended in the spring after aging. Light-bodied, with aromas of vitis labrusca, this is fruity on the nose, and savory on the palate. Pair this natural Japanese red with oden.

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


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Staff Pick Notes

You say you haven't tried wine from Japan yet? Try this juicy, soft red. Japan began its wine production merely 170 years ago when a saké rice shortage forced people to seek alternative beverages. Today there are still only around 300 wineries in the country (Napa has over 400). Much production has used modern, hybrid grapes that are resistant to mildew and rot in Japan's wet, humid climate. After establishing a few restaurants, Kasuomi Fujimaki started The Grape Republic in 2017 with the intention of establishing a natural wine tradition in Japan. This wine has been fermented in Spanish Amphora and aged in stainless steel. The blend of hybrid grapes gives the wine a soft, easy, and chock full of juicy fruit flavors of grape, lychee, and plums. It shows a mouthwatering acidity that balances that juiciness. Serve slightly chilled.

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Glossary

Cabernet Franc

Relegated to moderate obscurity in modern times, Cabernet Franc is in fact the proud parent of the attention-hogging Cabernet Sauvignon (after an illicit affair with Sauvignon Blanc a hundred-odd years ago). Cabernet Franc has remained close to its roots in France, enjoying small pockets of popularity primarily in the Loire Valley (specifically in Chinon), where it is often bottled as a varietal wine, and in Bordeaux where it is still used in moderate percentages in the typical blends. In fact,...

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