After being teased for months, BIG BANG’s Choi Seung-hyun, better known as TOP, has finally launched his highly anticipated wine label “T’SPOT.” Most recently, the K-pop superstar, actor and renowned art collector partner joined the dearMoon Crew, a crew of eight civilians, led by Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, who will fly into space in one of Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starships.
T’SPOT is part of a planning, branding and operating partnership between TOP and his friend Park Jae-bum of Vino P Co. Built around his immense passion for wine, TOP” personally participated throughout the wine selection process”. Bordeaux, France producers who share a similar vision of wine through a rigorous tasting and selection process. Additionally, TOP considered a wide range of artwork during brand and packaging development, enlisting longtime friend and contemporary Japanese artist Kohei Nawa to design the labels found on the inaugural releases of T’SPOT, T’SPOT SPARKLING BRUT and T’SPOT BORDEAUX. RED.
Produced by Jean-Luc Thunevin, known as “Bad Boy”, pioneer of garage wine in Bordeaux, and his team, T’SPOT BORDEAUX ROUGE is a blend of Merlot (80%), Cabernet Franc (15%), and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%) grape varieties grown on clay plateau and clay-limestone soil. Aged in equal parts in oak barrels and concrete vats, the 2018 vintage expresses a ruby red color, a pleasant nose of ripe red berries and cherries, with a hint of vanilla. The classic medium-bodied Bordeaux wine exhibits structure, balance and roundness, with melted tannins and a freshness that exudes elegant and complex notes of raspberry, cherry, blackberry and plum.
The Boisset Effervescence T’SPOT SPARKLING BRUT is made entirely from the Airen grape variety using the Charmat Method (Cuve Close). The bright yellow gold colored white wine offers a nose full of orchard fruits like fresh apple and lemon with aromas of white flowers. The crunchy and lively flavor carried by the bubbles offers a well-balanced sweet and approachable taste.
Priced at €12 and €14 EUR (about $13 and $15 US), bottles of T’SPOT SPARKLING BRUT and BORDEAUX RED are available now from T’SPOT’s website and select retailers in South Korea. .
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