Domaine Kuheiji is a winery established in Burgundy, France by Kuheiji of Banjo Sake Brewery, a reputable brewery, and has been producing high quality Burgundy wines since 2016. The winery is located in Morey-Saint-Denis, which is one of the famous producing areas of Côte de Nuits. A brewery that makes Oriental sake in Japan went to France to establish a winery to make Western wines. It seemed a bit uneasy, but it was of great significance to Kuheiji. First of all, Kuheiji admires the terroir-oriented philosophy of Burgundy in France. The Domaine Kurodashō in Japan takes the Burgundy’s viticulture and winemaking approaches and applies to its own rice-growing and sake-brewing practices. Kuheiji believes that rice is significantly influenced by terroir just like grapes are, so they eagerly hope to learn more about the impact of the soil, microclimate, and planting methods and techniques on the crops (and later the alcoholic beverages) – and Burgundy is the best place to learn and to practise.
The Coteaux Bourguignons appellation covers wines that can be blended or come from a single varietal, and which can use some more old-fashioned varietals. The diversity of soils and subsoils and grape varieties gives this appellation a wide range of wines that are fruity and tempting. Although it is planted in very different winegrowing areas, this varietal is generally found on limestone soils, often combined with marl or clay. Our Coteaux-Bourguignons wines have the “Vieilles Vignes” (old vines) denomination.
A bittersweet and fragrant taste, like a bubbly and carefully crafted raspberry jam atop a freshly baked baguette. In among its impactful charm, one can sense spices like pepper and clove; a feature that is un ique to this appell ation. The finish is dry, with the fine tannins and suitable acidity tightening the body.