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Spring wine tasting 春におすすめワイン試飲会


Our next wine tasting event focuses on wines appropriate to cherry blossom season. In addition we showcase the wine of a new producer in our portfolio, Portugal's Marcio Lopes.

Since setting up his own shop in 2010, Marcio has made crisp, high quality white wines in the Vinho Verde region, and both white and red wines in the Douro region. But more recently, he has embarked on an ambitious program to find interesting and unusual vine systems in northern Portugal and Ribeira Sacra in Spain, and to apply his expertise to creating tiny cuvées that express these terroirs uniquely.

These wines have received high accolades from critics in Portugal, and now are being noticed by international wine writers. But they are made in very limited amounts, almost impossible to find outside of Portugal! Based on strong ecological principles and minimal intervention in the winery, you will be impressed by the purity and precision of his offerings.

We will serve 14-15 wines at this event, representing a good selection of Marcio's portfolio, and a broader group of sparkling, white, rosé, and red styles. Subject to availability, the wines will be available for purchase on the spot, or can be shipped anywhere in Japan.

Please note that this event is limited to 15 participants.

aux nuages – 'Spring is in the Air' wine tasting Date: March 17, 2019 (Sunday) 3 – 6 pm

Venue: Nishi-azabu Bridgehouse (near Hiroo station) Places: 15

Price: ¥4,000 Sign up

3月17日の試飲会は、お花見の季節にオススメのワインをご紹介します。今回は新入荷のポルトガルワイン、Marcio Lopesのワインをご披露します。

彼自身の店を設立して以来、MarcioはVinho Verde地域ではさわやかで高品質の白ワインを、そしてDouro地域では白と赤の両方のワインを作りました。しかし最近になって、彼はポルトガル北部とスペインのリベイラ・サクラで興味深く珍しいヴァインシステムを見つけ、これらのテロワールを独特に表現する小さなキュヴェを作るために彼の専門知識を適用するという野心的なプログラムに着手しました。

これらのワインはポルトガルの批評家から称賛を受け、今では国際的なワインライターによって注目されています。しかし、それらは非常に限られた量しか生産されておらず、ポルトガル外で見つけることはほとんど不可能です! 強力な生態学的原則とワイナリーへの最小限の介入に基づいて、あなたは彼の製品の純度と正確さに感動するでしょう。




日時: 2019年3月17日(土) 3 – 6 pm

場所: 西麻布ブリッジハウス (最寄駅日比谷線広尾駅)

参加費: ¥4,000

定員: 15


Wine List We draw particular attention to the white wines from Portuguese specialist wine maker Márcio Lopes. These wines are a rare treat! - will change the way you think about Vinho Verde. Includes one selection (À Moda Antiga) that was sold out in Portugal, but where Márcio kindly kept a few bottles for us to enjoy.

White (all from Márcio Lopes)

Márcio Lopes / 'Permitido' DOC Douro Branco 2017 (Portugal - Douro) - 100% indigenous Rabigato grapes from a high altitude site yielding an elegant and crisp Douro white (90 pts Robert Parker)

Márcio Lopes / Pequenos Rebentos Alvarinho 2017 (Portugal - Vinho Verde/Monção e Melgaço) - Mineral, fresh small production Alvarinho (7,000 bottles) from prime site near Portugal's northern border on the Minho river

Márcio Lopes / Pequenos Rebentos Edição Limitada 'Loureiro Vinhas Velhas' 2017 (Portugal - Vinho Verde/Lima Valley)

- Limited edition (1,700 bottles) of old vines Loureiro aged in used Puligny-Montrachet barrels (92 pts Robert Parker)

Márcio Lopes / Pequenos Rebentos Edição Limitada 'À Moda Antiga' Superior 2017 (Portugal - Vinho Verde)

- Limited edition (only 700 bottles!) blend of Alvarinho and the somewhat challenging Avesso grape,

trod by foot, fermented with skins, and aged in barrel

[Note: this item is not available in Japan]

Márcio Lopes / Pequenos Rebentos Edição Especial 'Selvagem' Azal Superior 2017 (Portugal - Vinho Verde/Amarante)

- Special edition (only 600 bottles!) from vertically trained Azal vines of 80+ years of age, harvested on tall ladders,

destemmed by hand, trod by foot, fermented in amphora, and aged in barrel

[Note: limited availability]


Quinta do Romeu / DOC Douro Rosé 2015 (Portugal - Douro biodynamic)

- Biodynamically made fruity rosé from a remote corner of the Douro region featuring three indigenous grape varieties

Alto Sotillo / Rubiejo Rosado 2017 (Spain - Ribera del Duero) - A somewhat meaty rosé made from 100% Tempranillo grapes, showing lovely red fruit flavors and aromas

Château Fabre-Gasparets / 'Rosine' 2015 (France - Corbières organic) - An all-season Cinsault-driven rosé blend, finished in barrel for depth, presented in a beautiful glass-stoppered bottle

Red Adega Sameirás / 'Viña do Avó' Tinto 2013 (Spain - Ribeiro - biodynamic techniques) - Intriguing, smoky blend of four indigenous Galician wine grapes Bodegas Albamar / 'Fusco' 2013 (Spain - Ribeira Sacra) - 100% Mencia from the extreme slopes of Ribeira Sacra yields a wine with Pinot Noir character, red fruit and forest aromas Famille Fabre / 'Equilibre' 2014 (France - Corbières vin nature) - No sulphur added in this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wine which exhibits freshness and pure expression of Cabernet fruit

Quinta do Pôpa / Pôpa Art Projects 'In the Flesh' 2012 (Portugal - Douro 1000 ml format)

- Entertaining, fun series presents a high quality wine that matches a film-noir style art work designed specially for the label Domaine Singla / 'La Crinyane' 2013 (France - Roussillon organic) - From low yielding old vines Carignan, dark, peppery, complex, but with elegant restrained tannins Real Companhia Velha / Touriga Nacional da Quinta das Carvalhas 2014 (Portugal - Douro) - Dark, full-bodied, elegant Touriga Nacional varietal wine, plummy, with floral aromas and sweet tannins

Sparkling Real Companhia Velha / RCV Espumante Bruto 2013 (Portugal - Douro)

- Unusually for Douro, an expression of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, well crafted using the traditional method.

Only 3,000 bottles produced. Comtes de Dampierre / Cuvée des Ambassadeurs Rosé 1er Cru NV (France - Champagne)

- Dampierre's award winning rosé, at 85% Chardonnay from Vertus and 15% Coteaux Champenois, the result is a very

chalky, expressive, Chardonnay-dominant wine, ideal for Blanc de Blanc lovers

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