New Ornellaia Deal!

by Pieroth Japan
After a record in sales of Ornellaia wines during our last custom import, Pieroth Japan is proud to have been selected by Ornellaia as one of the few strategic partners/importers to distribute their wonderful wines in Japan. "The entire team of Ornellaia would like to thank you once again for your unfailing commitment and support." 
A great thank you to the Frescobaldi family, Ornellaia e Masseto 's winemaker and Estate Director Axel Heinz, Masseto's General Manager Alex Belson and Patrick Lachapele export manager for this memorable visit, the great Ornellaia and Masseto wines served during the tasting, dinner and lunch. 
Ornellaia is an Italian wine producer in the DOC Bolgheri in Toscana, known as a producer of Super Tuscan wine. Ornellaia is considered one of Italy's leading Bordeaux-style red wines.The estate also produces a second wine, Le Serre Nuove, the blend Le Volte, the Merlot varietal labeled wine Masseto, in addition to estate production of grappa and olive oil. In 2012, the winery's name was changed from "Tenuta dell'Ornellaia" to "Ornellaia e Masseto", in recognition of the increasing importance of the Merlot-based wine.
Ornellaia is located on the Tuscan Coast, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, in the section of the Northern Maremma between Livorno and the island of Elba. The vineyards extend over two adjacent areas that are separated by Bolgheri's famed Cypress Avenue. There are 99 hectares of vineyards in all, 41 surrounding the Tenuta, and the remaining 58 in an area known as Bellaria, which is closer to the sea. The vineyards are planted at altitudes ranging from 50 to 120 meters above sea level, on slopes ranging from 5 to 20°. Planting density per hectare ranges from 5,000 vines per hectare in the older vineyards of the Estate to 7,000 vines per hectare in the Bellaria vineyards. By comparison, some of the most recent vineyards can have up to 8,700 vines per hectare. Ornellaia's 97 hectares of vineyards are divided into 50 parcels planted to the four varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon (38 hectares), Cabernet Franc (12 hectares), Merlot (38 hectares), Petit Verdot (7 hectares), and varieties Sauvignon blanc (2,5 ha), Viognier (0.5 ha) and Petit Manseng (1 ha).
(pictures by  studio Zara Z'NB)

"Worst Frost in 25 Years Strikes France"

by Pieroth Japan

Bordeaux situation - en primeur pays out !

"We can already estimate that we have lost nearly half of the potential crop,” said Xavier Coumau, president ofBordeaux's Syndicate of Wine and Spirits Courtiers.

As you may or may not know the 2016 vintage was more or less 10% higher in price than 2015 so far, but an unexpected thing happened last week... frost ! As you probably know, the buds are out already, so it means that at least 30 to 40% of the total Bordeaux wine production will be lost for 2017 vintage.

Le Grand Tasting in November 2017!

by ピーロート ジャパン

This is a report from Bettane + Desseauve.

Accompanying the amateur in the pleasure of tasting, bettane+desseauve have been showcasing their very personal selection of growers since 2005 throughout a series of national and international editions of Le Grand Tasting in Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai and - for the first time - Tokyo in late November in the prestigious setting of Meguro Gajoen.


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