Natural wines to buy in Tokyo and Japan

Herebelow are French wines that I recommend and where to buy them in Tokyo and Japan. A retailer that is not listed here can sell the wine ; he/she only has to contact the distributor or the importer.

 

French wine values tasted in 2017

red Vin de France - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Granit

2014 - USD 12 - pure - barrel, firm

Japan, 101-8530 Tokyo, Kanda, Chiyodaku: Toashoji Corporation

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière (AB)

2016 - USD 12 - classic - punchy, peach, kiwi, very short, lively

Japan, 101-8530 Tokyo, Kanda, Chiyodaku: Toashoji Corporation

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Clos des Briords - Vieilles vignes

2016 - USD 14 - grapefruit - not onctuous, grapefruit, fresh

Japan, 101-8530 Tokyo, Kanda, Chiyodaku: Toashoji Corporation

 

French wine values tasted in 2016

pays wine labelred Pays - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - Domaine de la Pépière - La Pépie - Côt

2015 - USD 9.7 - blackcurrant, red currant - firm, alert and bouncing

Japan, 101-8530 Tokyo, Kanda, Chiyodaku: Toashoji Corporation

Vin-de-table-français wine labelred Vin de table français - Domaine Rimbert - Cousin Oscar - (cinsault)

2015 - USD 9.2 - intense - punchy, varietal, balanced

Japan distributor: Kataoka

vin-de-pays wine labelred Vin de pays - Jean-Marie Rimbert - Domaine Rimbert - Bu End - (nature)

2015 - USD 13 - an easy natural wine, very aromatic - blackcurrant, red currant - blackcurrant, red currant, a hint of volatile acidity, more aromatic intensity and less body than other bottlings from the same domain, balanced

Japan distributor: Kataoka

red Vin de table - Domaine Rimbert - Grenachator - [grenache]

2014 - USD 15 - reminds of a Châteauneuf du Pape - abundant, punchy, for the BBQ, balanced

Japan distributor: Kataoka

vin-de-France wine labelred Vin de France - Géraldine et Méryl Croizier - La Vrille et le papillon - Idée reçue - (cabernet sauvignon)

2013 - USD 15 - intense - on the nose: roastbeef, blackcurrant, leadpencil - blackcurrant, full and dense, dries the mouth, supple

Japan importer: Oenoconnexion

Japan: L'Avenir

red Vin de pays des coteaux de l'Ardèche - Jérôme Jouret - En avant doute - (grenache)

2014 - USD 15 -

Japan importer: Nagoya 464 0850, 1-19-4 Imaike, Wine Plaza Marumata, phone: +81 52 733 52 55

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière

2015 - USD 10 - litchee - glittering, tense but not stiff

Japan, 101-8530 Tokyo, Kanda, Chiyodaku: Toashoji Corporation

white Saint chinian - Domaine Rimbert - L'Agathe

2015 - USD 12 - little aromas - onctuous, large, fresh

Japan distributor: Kataoka

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Clos des Briords - Magnum

2015 - USD 14 - white fruits, lichee, clementine - no creaminess, lichee, lemon peel, clementine, pure, minerally, a hint of salt, no stiffness, fresh / Beware to only buy magnums : 25% of the 75cl bottles are corked.

Japan, 101-8530 Tokyo, Kanda, Chiyodaku: Toashoji Corporation

vin-de-pays wine labelwhite Vin de pays - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin - Sauvignon

2014 - USD 14 - true to the variety, intense - freshly cut hay, pear - freshly cut hay, flower, mellow, fresh

A wine shop in Tokyo, Japan: Shinkawa

Japan importer: RACINES

white Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin

2015 - USD 15 -

A wine shop in Tokyo, Japan: Shinkawa

Japan importer: RACINES

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Château-Thébaud

2012 - USD 18 -

Japan, 101-8530 Tokyo, Kanda, Chiyodaku: Toashoji Corporation

white Bourgogne blanc - [Alice et Olivier de Moor, négoce] - Le vendangeur masqué

2014 - USD 25 - very pure, honeysuckle, pink grapefruit then nougat - wide, dry, fresh

Japan

white Chablis - Alice et Olivier De Moor - Bel Air et Clardy

2014 - USD 29 - pink grapefruit - velvety, radiant, pink grapefruit, peach, red currant, silky, fresh

Japan

white Côtes du jura - Domaine Labet - Les Champs Rouges - Chardonnay 'nature'

2014 - USD 32 - intense, yellow fruit, passion fruit, toffee - onctuous but very precise, passion fruit, toffee, red currant, fresh

3-19-2 Minami-Ohoi Shinagawa-Ku, 140-0013 Tokyo, Japan: Cosmo Jun Co.

408-1, Naraya-Cho, Fushimi-Ku, 612-8311 Kyoto, Japan: Diony Co.

1-6-20 Kosaka Hommachi, Higashi-Osaka-Shi, Osaka 577-0802, Japan: Mottox

 

There also are excellent wines with no sulfites in Tokyo, Japan.

You may also read reviews on recommended wines available in China, India, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, or you may request another location at the bottom of this page.

 

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