|CREMANT DE BOURGOGNE
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.
Crémant de Bourgogne is made from Pinot Noir grapes from Yonne in the northern part of the Burgundy region and from the Côte-d'Or in the central part, which gives it a well balanced taste with the acidity and fullness characterized by each region. Made in the traditional way, or "méthode traditionnelle" in French, it is aged for 18 months.
It is fresh, fruity, and floral with fine, light bubbles. Its pale pearly color is typical of a "blanc de noirs". With an expressive aroma of small red berries on top of that of citrus fruits and white flowers, the flavor is powerful and wine-like in structure. Its overall impression is fresh and fruity, but with a relaxed and rich finish that can be enjoyed fully as a type of dining wine.