Kenjiro Kagami & his wife Mayumi, have close to 3 hectares of land just outside the village of Grusse in the south of the Jura region of France. They moved here after doing several vintages with the legendary Alsace producer Bruno Schueller.
Their 3 hectares are planted with Chardonnay, Savignin & poulsard and are characterised by delicate textures, saline minerality and balanced richness. These wines are incredibly rare and will unfortunately have to be allocated.
The name Kagami means mirror in Japanese and Kenjiro likes the idea that his work and ultimately his wines, reflect his image.
Mizuiro 2014 – Chardonnay planted in 2005 on marl & limestone. Whole bunch pressed into tank with no oxidation.
Mon Rythme, Son Rythme 2013 – Chardonnay planted in 2005 on marl and limestone. Whole bunch pressed into cask of varying size, some oxidation.
Entre deux Bleus 2013 – Savagnin planted in 2005 on marl & limestone. Whole Bunch pressed into barrels of varying sizes for 11 months.
Ja – Nai 2013 – Poulsard planted in 2005 on a thin layer of limestone over marl. Destemmed and macerated in fiber glass tank. Aged in Stainless Steel tanks for 9 months.