Alexandre Bain / La Levée 2015

Alexandre Bain / La Levée 2015
Alexandre Bain / La Levée 2015

I think his wines really made natural wine popular in Japan

The aroma of the wine is like honey and give us an impression of sweetness, but the finish taste is completely dry. The characteristics of the soil differ depending on the parcel in Pouilly-Fumé. It vividly draws each expression like a rainbow.

The initial A of Alexandre colored green indicates cuvée La Levée. It is soft and enveloped in rich fruit taste, and makes us relieved all the time. Vintage 2015, it showed expressions at the present time. Although I have a few stocks, I will definitely drink it up.

Always outgoing and deep Alexandere’s wine has opened the first door of many natural wine lovers and will continue to open it in the future. While thinking about such things, the night will deepen.

2019-02-09 | Posted in WINE - France Val de LoireNo Comments » 


Charlotte Battais / Le Pontail 2011

Charlotte Battais / Le Pontail 2011

It seems not to open the mind easily. It feels like there is such an atmosphere because the wine has a tremendously long life. And yet, there are vivid and soft flavors that enough to make me feel what the liquid is a liquid. This wine overlaps a conflicting expression like yin and yang, static and movement, cold and warm, solid and smooth. It looks like this wine seems to seep into the path of Qi (the flow of energy) in the body. Finally, I could feel my own life and then I could feel Saṃsāra (cyclicality of all life, matter, existence) as well.

2019-01-06 | Posted in WINE - France Val de LoireNo Comments » 


Xavier Marchais / L’Elixir de Jouvence 2016

Recently, the greatness of Terroir seems to be synchronized with the greatness of genes for organisms. Because there seem to be unrewritable differences in there, actually enough redundancy is enclosed in genes and terroirs. They both are very similar in that they have a switch to open up explosive potential.

In the meaning of extraction an unrewritable Terroir, Xavier Marchais who is doing his own way of believing, enjoys winemaking while trial and error, and he focuses on the character of grapes. It is not only for the extraction of Terroir, but also searching switches for explosive evolution hidden in genes.

Currently, a number of similar multiplier changes are in progress in the Anjou region. What exactly like a big bang is progressing in real time.

This is the one that makes us feel such acceleration.

2018-09-06 | Posted in WINE - France Val de LoireNo Comments » 


Cidrerie du Vulcain / Raw Boskoop 2016

The season has come.

When I come to hear about the Zushi Beach Film Festival, why do I feel the coming season of Jack’s cider? But I have never been to the Zushi Beach Film Festival.

Well, there are no special complaints in the world, but there are a few exceptions like McDonald ‘s Fried Potato, Hamburger, and Coke. Truly junk food which was adjusted to release a large amount of pleasure material in the brain with the balance of carbohydrate, fat, and salt and stimulate human instinctive desire.

There seems to be a golden recipe for this carbohydrate, fat and salt balance, and if you keep that ratio, you can be fascinated by any person beyond ideological beliefs.

While accepting the instinct of human beings who cannot resist such a pleasure, at least I tried to update the golden balance of carbohydrate, fat, and salt with roasted organic potatoes, confit bonitoes, and the cider of Cidrerie Du Vulcan as a resistance, and have a fun night out …

2018-09-05 | Posted in WINE - SwitzerlandNo Comments » 


Dard & Ribo / Saint-Joseph Rouge 2013

Rock stars who kept dragging and playing aggressive tunes when they were young, finally are playing acoustic live.

I liked hard rock and heavy metal before, but recently, I feel comfortable with jazz music.

Dard & Ribo is quite an interesting example of the Natural Wine Domaine that does not have succession or change of generations for a long time. I think that there was the boundary between the rock era and the unplugged era around 15 years ago for them, I appreciate my fortune that I could see at that moment and know both eras.

Saint-Joseph Rouge 2013 has the nice acid that is supple and dignified, therefore, it recalls a feminine image to me. Even in the same word as Syrah, in the case of a stereotypical way of thinking, the language is different. Of course, I don’t mean to say good or bad, though.

2018-04-28 | Posted in WINE - France Côtes du RhôneNo Comments » 


Jérôme Jouret / La Clé des Champs 2014

I often hear of red wine with clean acid and elegance as “Like a Pinot Noir”, it is rough and shows a small amount of vocabulary and shallow understanding, so I don’t want to hear so much.

“Like a Burgundy …” as well.

However, I think myself was also saying such a thing a long time ago.

In a remote corner of Ardèche, which never goes up to the story of the potential of terroir, I’m always wondering how Jérôme Jouret can produce such sophisticated and complicated wines with deep and various expressions.

La Clé des Champs 2014, Chardonnay, has beautiful, elegant and nostalgic flavour. There is no point in regard to variety, but there are few opportunities to say like this with Chardonnay.

2018-04-26 | Posted in WINE - France Côtes du RhôneNo Comments »