Grape Republic - 2020 Bianco

2020 Bianco

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Variety
Delaware, Steuben
Region
Yamagata, Japan
Abv
12%
Volume
750ml

Wild news. Not going to be for everyone’s palate, but certainly an experiential wine. It tastes very specifically of the yellow lolly snake, yuzu, tinned pineapple and grapefruit. There’s a slight feral twist to it, that reminds us of Sharpie pens or diesel. A mixed up Alice in Wonderland rabbit hole of a wine. Established in 2017, Grape Republic has quickly become one of the biggest names on Japan’s natural wine scene. Being in Japan, it’s very difficult to cultivate fruit, so all the wines ...Read More...

Wild news. Not going to be for everyone’s palate, but certainly an experiential wine. It tastes very specifically of the yellow lolly snake, yuzu, tinned pineapple and grapefruit. There’s a slight feral twist to it, that reminds us of Sharpie pens or diesel. A mixed up Alice in Wonderland rabbit hole of a wine. Established in 2017, Grape Republic has quickly become one of the biggest names on Japan’s natural wine scene. Being in Japan, it’s very difficult to cultivate fruit, so all the wines are made from hybrids that we don’t see anywhere else, hence the topsy-turvy palate descriptions. This Bianco is a blend of green, blue and pink varieties: skin-macerated Delaware, Steuben and Neo Muscat fermented in amphorae, and whole-bunch fermented Niagara and Rosario Bianco. 

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