JURA & SAVOIE

LANGUEDOC-ROUSILLON & CAHORS

PROVENCE & CORSICA

RHONE VALLEY

WA SUD

Kohki Iwata

Kohki Iwata decided to leave Osaka and start the life of a vigneron in France in 2008.

Upon his arrival in France, he completed a few internships with renowned winegrowers such as Olivier Cousin in Loire Valley or Jean Foillard in Beaujolais, before working for 4 years at the Augé cellars in Paris. Finally, in 2015, he worked at the Domaine des Soulié (Saint Chinian). An estate which has the particularity of being organically grown since 1960 and over a large area: 27 ha.

In 2016 he decided to settle down and vinify his wines himself, buying the grapes at Domaine des Soulié. Helped by a Japanese company to be able to get started, Wa Sud was created in 2017.

The vinified wines are without inputs, pure juice. The production is low (around 5,000 bottles) and the quality is really there.
For Pino'c cuvée: after a manual harvest, the grapes, which are 100% destemmed in the cellar, ferments two weeks in vats with a few pumping over and no punching down, to not extract too many tannins. The pressing is slow and gentle to preserve the fruit. 

The vinified wines are without inputs, it is pure juice. The production is low (around 5,000 bottles) and, the quality is really there.
Kohki Iwata decided to leave Osaka and start the life of a vigneron in France in 2008.

Upon his arrival in France, he completed a few internships with renowned winegrowers such as Olivier Cousin in Loire Valley or Jean Foillard in Beaujolais, before working for 4 years at the Augé cellars in Paris. Finally, in 2015, he worked at the Domaine des Soulié (Saint Chinian). An estate which has the particularity of being organically grown since 1960 and over a large area: 27 ha.

In 2016 he decided to settle down and vinify his wines himself, buying the grapes at Domaine des Soulié. Helped by a Japanese company to be able to get started, Wa Sud was created in 2017.
For Pino'c cuvée: after a manual harvest, the grapes, which are 100% destemmed in the cellar, ferments two weeks in vats with a few pumping over and no punching down, to not extract too many tannins. The pressing is slow and gentle to preserve the fruit. 

The vinified wines are without inputs, it is pure juice. The production is low (around 5,000 bottles) and, the quality is really there.

REGION OF PRODUCTION

Languedoc Roussillon - France


APPELLATION

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FOUNDED

2017


VINEYARD

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CLIMATE

Mediterranean climate


SOIL COMPOSITION

Clay-Limestone soil

VARIETIES GROWN

Pinot Noir, Syrah


AGRICULTURE

Organic (AB & Ecocert)

WINES OF THE DOMAIN

WA SUD
$48.00

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