Grace Koshu 2021
Pale lemon yellow with a brilliant green tinge. The refreshing aromas of grapefruit, white peach, pear and white flowers, commingled with those of ripe fruits such as melon and lychee, add complexity and depth to the wine. On the palate, pleasant acidity with a mellow attack. Concentrated fruits expand on the palate, giving impression of body. The finish is lingering with supple acidity. A well-balanced wine with a delicate but refreshing taste and rich fruit.
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.