Waiting for the Moon 2021 Coco Farm Winery


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Japan Tochigi Prefecture

Grape variety: Kerner, Silvana

In addition to the fruits of passion fruit and white peach, the scent is gorgeous with honey, Verveine, and black tea. The mouthfeel is softly sweetened with crisp acidity and fruitiness, and the freshness supports the whole, and the umami and bittersweetness derived from ripe grapes continue in the aftertaste.

Compatibility with food

Potato salad, drooling chicken, cucumber pickled in rice bran, green pepper and tuna salad, taro and minced pork with bean paste, Bhutan noir, lemon butter sauce tagliolini, salt-grilled sweetfish, stir-fried levanilla, jerk chicken, mapo tofu, black tea chiffon cake

best time to drink

2022-2025 will continue with fresh fruit flavors. From 2026 onwards, aging will bring out the oiliness and aroma.

Certified in 1969, Kerner grapes are now considered the masterpiece of modern German grape hybridisation. The variety is named after Justinus Kerner, a 19th-century doctor from Württemberg who recommended drinking a glass of wine as a natural medicine, and writer of boozy songs. Currently, it is grown in Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, England and Canada. In Hokkaido, Japan, 57.3 hectares according to the 2014 statistics of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. We are also attracted to Kerner's gorgeous aroma, fresh acidity, and rich fruits, so we ask contracted farmers in Yoichi to grow it.
'Waiting for January 2020' is a slightly sweet white wine with a fruity and rich taste. The name of the wine comes from the words of Tori Nakane in the Edo period, "Wait for the rising moon, don't chase the falling flowers." It is said that this phrase was written on the wall of the village cram school that this poor Confucian scholar opened in Sano. (Michifumi Isoda's "Japanese Wisdom" Shincho Shinsho) Speaking of which, there was also a famous song "Here Comes The Moon." Now, let's enjoy this natural elegance slowly with the moon.

vineyard and winery

The mountain vineyards, which were cleared by boys in the 1950s, have never been sprayed with herbicides since they were cleared. Founded in 1980, Coco Farm Winery at the foot of the mountain started making wine in 1984. Since 2007, we have been making wine from 100% Japanese grapes, and now all of our homemade wines at Coco Farm Winery are "Japanese wines." We do not use any chemical fertilizers or herbicides in our own fields, and we mainly use natural wild yeast and wild lactic acid bacteria for fermentation in our brewery. It is important to listen carefully to the voice of the grapes, "I want to be like this wine," and make the most of its characteristics.

technical data
Breed: Kerner 99%
Silvana 1%
field: Hokkaido Yoichi Ara Farm, Saikawa Farm, Fujisawa Farm, Hasegawa Farm, Funakubo Farm
harvest: 2021/10/05, 09, 12, 16, 19, 28, 11/02
Sugar content at harvest (average) about 21.0°Brix
Harvest method: hand-picked
fermentation: I made it in two ways. The first is to put only free-run fruit juice in a stainless steel tank and ferment it with wild yeast at a liquid temperature of 23 degrees Celsius or less for about a month. The second is gently pressed juice and destemmed grapes placed in plastic tanks for one month. After fully extracting the ingredients by alcoholic fermentation, it is pressed. After that, continue MLF (malolactic fermentation) with wild lactic acid bacteria in stainless steel tank.
Aging: Aged for 6 months in stainless steel tanks. Then, it was racked, blended, and filtered.
Bottled: After racking, it is bottled while being filtered. Bottling date: 2022/06/21
Number of bottles: 6,499 bottles (750ml)
Alcohol: 13.5% Acidity: 4.9 g/L. Residual sugar: 21.0g/L.