Domaine Uchida - 2020 - Miracle
Domaine Uchida - 2020 - Miracle

Cabernet Sauvignon

Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France

Born in Hiroshima Japan in 1977, Osamu Uchida grew up with parents who owned a wine shop and a rice-farmer grandfather. The family heritage as farmers and wine merchants inspired Osamu's passion for France and its vineyards. His dream of making wine led Osamu to move to France in 1999 to study viticulture and oenology in Bordeaux. When studies ended in 2001, Osamu continued his studies at several wineries in the Côte-Rôtie at Clusel-Roch, in Banyuls at Vial Magnere, in Bordeaux at L’Arrivée Haut-Brion and several more vineyards in the Loire and Savoie. In 2006, Osamu returned to Japan with the aim of saving money to fulfill his next dream of making his own wine. After searching for a long time, he found a small and isolated plot in Bordeaux Cissac-Medoc. Why Bordeaux? “Everyone was telling me don’t go to Bordeaux, anywhere else is great. So I decided to explore Bordeaux. Then people advised me ok if you go to Bordeaux go to the right bank not the left bank. So I settled in Pauillac on the left bank.” Today, he oversees 2.4ha of biodynamic vineyards, 5 plots in the Haut-Médoc. (Avant-Garde)

Grape harvesting and destemming are manual. Fermentation is fresh and extraction is gentle: half-traditional and half-carbonic maceration. The punching is done by hand so as not to damage the berries. The aging takes place in 500-litres barrels of one wine. The wine is not racked, fined or filtered. The grape harvest produced 2.500 bottles in 2020.