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Grape Republic Merlot


Grape Republic was started in 2015 by two friends and restaurant owners, Kazuomi Fujimaki and Takayuki Taira. The grapes from their 3.5 hectares of vines are dry farmed and manually harvested. They supplement this fruit buying purchased additional grapes from neighboring growers. The farming is organic (uncertified) and in the cellar the wines are made without sulphur or additions. 

This is how Erik Mercier from Juice Imports describes this wine – “This wine is made exclusively from Merlot grown in Yamanashi. The grapes were destemmed and fermented in two separate batches in amphora; one for six days on skins, the other for fifteen. The wine is then pressed off back into amphora for a quick six-month élevage. The wine is then blended and settled in stainless steel before bottling. 11.5% ABV”

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