Grace Koshu Toriibira Vineyard Private Reserve 2017
Crystal clear, bright pale lemon with a green tinge. Ample aromas, with a serene creamy top note from oak, and mandarin orange, peaches and mint complexly spreading out. Smooth attack on the palate, a hint of sweetness, pleasant acidity and bitterness made good impression. The finish comprises a pleasantly lingering and expanding vivid citrus fruit acidity.
GRACE WINE – Yamanashi
Established in 1923 in Katsunuma, this family-owned winery established by Chotaro Misawa is now run by his fourth-generation successor Shigekazu Misawa, whose daughter Ayana is in charge of winemaking. The main-winery is still in Katsunuma and produces primarily Koshu. Since 1990 the family has been concentrating its efforts on improvements in grape production. The winery’s goal is a wine reflecting a unique combination of soil, sunlight, and altitude. It has been a pioneer in replacing conventional Japanese viniculture with vertical shoot positioning to produce a more richly flavoured grape. The goal is wines that are eco-friendly, with a natural, gallant and quietly elegant taste.