Lumiere Sparkling Koshu 2016

★★★★☆
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Hails from: Yamanashi, Japan. Grapes: Koshu

Popular with Japanese fusion restaurants in the UK and a sure-fire hit with oysters, this delicate sparkling wine has a tonic-like quinine note and a fairly savoury palate of bone-dry grapefruit, lemon peel and granny smith apple. It has had 12 months on lees and the fruit is picked from a sustainable vineyard. Made in the traditional method (second fermentation in bottle), it’s a lovely English-esque fizz. Lumiere, the winery, was founded in 1885 by Tokugi Furiya. Amathus’ Jeremy Lithgo MW bought it onto their wine list in the UK.

Dry sparkling wine made by: Lumiere

Drink now. Circa £34.00 (find this wine). Tasted: February 2019

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