The 2014 Arboleda Syrah was selected as the ideal wine to introduce the new style of Chilean Syrah in the first Japanese Sommelier Association (JSA) Seminar on Chilean wine.
In a series masterminded by Kunio Bansho, the JSA will hold seminars to present the characteristics and terroirs of Chilean wine to Japanese wine professionals. The first seminar will take place in October in the cities of Kioto, Yamanashi, and Nagano, and the country’s leading opinion leaders and sommeliers will be invited.
Kunio Bansho, Founder & Managing Editor of WANDS, a wine & spirits magazine for the Japanese trade, visited Chile in May with two important members of the influential JSA, sommeliers Akihiko Nosaka and Daichi Nomura, to select Chile’s most representative wines for these events. They were enchanted by the Aconcagua Valley and the elegance and quality of the all Arboleda’s wines presented by Emily Faulconer, Arboleda’s head winemaker.