- Produced from the estate Chardonnay grown at exclusive vineyard situated at 800 metre a.s.l, located in Kakizawa-district, Shiojiri-city.
- Low-temperature fermentation conducted, followed by seven month in-oak maturation.
- Barrel-selection undertaken for blending at bottling.
- Production quantity: Approx 1,600 bottles per vintage.
Excellent balance with fruitfulness and characters derived from oak in solid & comfortable acidity content.
GOICHI WINE | 五一ワイン – 株式会社林農園
Goichi Wine was founded by Goichi Hayashi in 1951, planting his first vine – Japanese grown Merlot that he brought back from the neighboring prefecture, Yamagata with his son who majored in agronomy at a university. They launched a vineyard with one Merlot vine in their motherland – Kikyogahara where they challenged to grow Merlot in their estate. They have practically succeeded viticulture with application of reduced chemical and organic compost, and technically conduct disease management by rain-cut covers over the vine rows and paper-cover placed one-by-one onto each grape bunch during ripening period.