Chiba no Megumi "Nashi Sparkling Wine"

Chiba Kenshu Hanbai Co., Ltd. 千葉県酒類販売株式会社, a general trading company of alcoholic beverages and food products based in Chiba Prefecture, will be selling its popular "Nashi Sparkling Wine" (nashi 梨 meaning Asian pear) from the "Chiba no Megumi" 千葉のめぐ実 series in a "renewed" form with a new package. Advanced sales begin today, October 14th, and general sales will begin on October 28th, 2021.

Poiré (pear sparkling wine) made from 100% Asian pears cultivated in Japan is extremely rare. This poiré is made from Hosui Asian pears from Kamagaya, a famous pear-growing area in Chiba Prefecture, which has an ideal environment in terms of both soil and climate conditions.

Chiba no Megumi "Nashi Sparkling Wine" lets you appreciate the great taste of Hosui pears, prized for their subtle sweetness and refreshing mild tartness. It comes as no surprise that it's one of the company's best-selling products that sells out every year.

New look, same great taste

Chiba no Megumi "Sparkling Wine" now comes in a special festive bottle perfect for special occasions.

"Chiba no Megumi" series

In 2002, Chiba Prefecture began developing original products that using 100% ingredients grown and produced in Chiba. Taking a hint from the name of the prefecture which is written 千葉 (a thousand leaves), they developed the catchphrase: sensan senshō 千産千消 "thousands of products for thousands of consumers."

Inspired by this initiative, Chiba Kenshu Hanbai Co., Ltd. created the "Chiba no Megumi" series of original products using fresh fruit and produce harvested in Chiba Prefecture.

An award-winning wine

Chiba no Megumi "Nashi Sparkling Wine," produced by Manns Wine, a winery with a half-century of experience best known for its internationally recognized Solaris Series, won the Gold Medal in the "Local Beverage Grand Prix" category at FOODEX JAPAN 2019.

Sustainable production

Chiba no Megumi "Sparkling Wine" is made in consideration of SDGs Goal 12: Sustainable Production and Consumption.

Chiba Kenshu Hanbai Co., Ltd. delivers products made in Chiba Prefecture with a concern for eliminating food loss as well as supporting producers and local communities. They use agricultural products that cannot be shipped as fresh fruit because of their inferior appearance or size that don't meet standards for processing. Moreover, a portion of the proceeds from sales of the Chiba no Megumi series is donated to the Chiba Environmental Restoration Fund, which was established to help restore nature in Chiba Prefecture.

Product Information

From the moment it is poured into a glass, Chiba no Megumi "Nashi Sparkling Wine" releases the sweet and fragrant aroma of Hosui Asian pears. When you take a sip, you'll appreciate its elegant taste combining mild tartness and gentle sweetness along with refreshing effervescence.

  • Name: 千葉のめぐ実シリーズ 『梨スパークリングワイン』| Chiba no Megumi series "Nashi Sparkling Wine"
  • Content: 720ml
  • Price: 1,408 JPY (tax included), shipping not included
  • Alcohol content: 8%
  • Ingredients: 100% Hosui Asian pears from Kamagaya, Chiba Prefecture
  • Manufactured by Manns Wine Co., Ltd. (owned by Kikkoman Foods Co., Ltd.)
  • Pre-sales begin on: October 14th, 2021
  • General sales begin on: October 28th, 2021
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  • Purchase through the C-Value crowdfuding platform: campaign page

By - grape Japan editorial staff.