Type: Sparkling Wine
Region: Yamanashi Prefecture
Grape Variety: 100% Koshu
Alcohol Percentage: 11%
Viticulture: Natural Wine | Organic Farming
Climate: Temperate climate with significant rainfall
Terroir: Grapes are grown with the pergola trellising method to protect the bunches during periods of summer rainfall. Vineyards grow on a soilbed of rocks and decomposed granite, providing great drainage
Ageing: Traditional champagne method. Aged for 2 years in the bottle after its secondary fermentation
Color: Pale yellow with fine and elegant bubbles
Nose: Elegant nose with hints of acacia flowers, citrus and green apples
Palate: Delicate, fruity showing representative Koshu characteristics with well-integrated acidity
Lumiere Sparkling Koshu 2019
Established in 1885, Lumiere is a family-owned winery located in the Yamanashi prefecture, a historical region renowned for its wine production. Surrounded by mountains and rivers, whilst being a spectacular sight, the region offers great potential and an ideal microclimate for vinegrowing. Vines here grow on a soilbed of rocks and decomposed granite, offering great drainage.
Lumiere encourages biodiversity in their vineyards, where various organisms coexist in a healthy ecosystem. Winemaking is practised as manually as possible to maintain control, starting from the hand-harvesting of grapes.