Rubaiyat Wine

2010 will mark the 120th anniversary of Marufuji Winery’s founding. For more than a century Koshu has been the most important of its wines. In 1989 it began experimenting with vertical shoot positioning instead of the more common pergola system for European grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Its vineyards are located on the slopes of a fan-shaped valley. The winery is located on a slope in Katsunuma, making possible the use of a gravity-flow winemaking system. Stone tanks are used for fermentation of red wine. The wine name “Rubaiyat” is taken from the ancient Persian poem. First produced in 1988, Rubaiyat Koshu Sur Lie is popular favorite at Japanese restaurants.

Rubaiyat Wine

HISTORY

1890 Founded by Jisaku Omura in Katsunuma-cho.
1988 Started producing Rubaiyat Koshu Sur Lie.
1989 Established "Ayaka"vineyard with Cabernet Sauvignon traired by vertical shoot positioning.
2007 Fourth-generation winemaker Haruo Omura was appointed president.
2012 Began exporting Rubaiyat Koshu to London.

WINERY DATA

Address 780 Fujii, Katsunuma-cho, Koshu-shi, Yamanashi 409-1314 Japan
Tel +81 (0)553 44 0043
FAX +81 (0)553 44 0065
e-mail homura@rubaiyat.jp
URL http://www.rubaiyat.jp
Name of Owner Haruo Omura
Winemaker Takayoshi Kano
Vineyards Owned: 2.2ha Under Contract: 3.5ha
Annual Production 1,150hl
Grape Varieties Whites: Koshu, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
Reds: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Importer Fields, Morris & Verdin Tel: +44 (0)20 7819 0360

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