2016 Fujimaru 'Tabletop Dai Dai Iro' Delaware


Fujimaru Wineries is the project of Satoshi Fujimaru, a leading retailer and distributor of natural wine in Japan. He has two "urban wineries", one in the centre of Osaka near the old food markets, and one in a warehouse district in Tokyo. The wineries are setup with the idea being that the grapes should be sourced from as close as possible.  Just like Everyday, the wines there are sold in bottle and on tap. They also have a wine bar/restaurant above each winery too! 

'Tabletop Dai Dai Iro', the name meaning orange colour, is skin-fermented Delaware from Yamagata prefecture, about 3 hours North of Tokyo. Delaware, a variety of the grape species called Vitis Labrusca, is most commonly found in Japan for both table grape and wine grape production. Fresh, ‘grapey’ aromas with a fine, delicate palate of lemon/lime/grapefruit citrus. This wine is deep and amber from its skin-contact but still with citrus and a nice, well-balanced acidity. Just 12 bottles of this wine imported into NZ.