2019 Grape Republic Dela Fresca Frizzante
Grape Republic was founded by restaurateur and sommelier Kazuomi Fujimaki in 2015 who up and moved from Tokyo to the village of Shinden in Yamagata.
With no previous experience in winemaking - he set three simple rules for himself: The cultivation must be organic, the wines must be made without sulfur and other additives, and they should preferably have a touch of amphora storage. The goal was to make live and clear Japanese wines in free style using the grapes grown in Yamagata's orchards throughout the 20th century. 100% Delaware from Yamagata prefecture is used. A blend of 12 hour skin contact and direct press. Fermented in a stainless steel tank. Before bottling, fresh juice is added back in and re-fermented in the bottle. Lightly sparkling, super fresh with a good balance of fruit ripeness and acidity.