The coastal areas of Iwate has a custom of drinking fresh-pressed grape juice made with wild grapes growing in the fields. Noda has been cultivating these wild grapes, and in 2018, it became the largest producer of wild grapes in Japan. The grapes ripen slowly due to the cool seasonal wind known as "Yamase" that blows from the Pacific Ocean. The grapes have a high acidity, but when fully ripe, they become moderately sour and are very small in size with many seeds; only a small amount of juice can be extracted from the edible part of the grape. In 2016, the first winery in Noda, Suzumi-no-oka Winery was established to produce high-quality wine using this rare juice.
The winery was built on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and it delivers delicious wine made from the vineyard's late-harvest wild grapes to people in Japan.
We hope you will enjoy the "SHIZUKU ~Marine Rouge~" a wild grape wine, which is the result of a collective effort by local grape growers, local climate, and the local winery.
[Characteristics of wild grape wine from Noda] The wine is dark purple in color and the aroma will remind you of a stroll around the fields. The fruitiness is like a jam made with ripe fruits, and the tangy acidity of the wild grapes lifts the finish. This is a wine that will be a favorite of wild grape fans for its acidity and fruitiness, but with another six months or so of aging, the acidity will dissolve into the wine and the sweetness will emerge for a smooth, rounder, softer wine. (Senior Sommelier Sakashita)
[Price] ●SHIZUKU~Marine Rouge~(Rosé) 2,618 yen (tax included) ●SHIZUKU~Marine Rouge~(Red) 2,860 yen (tax included) ●SHIZUKU~Marine Rouge~(Barrel Aged) 3,520 yen (tax included)