Grace Koshu Toriibira Vineyard Private Reserve 2018
Clear, bright, light lemon yellow with a grey tinge. On the nose, pronounced fruity aromas of golden delicious, yellow peaches, pears; spicy aromas of clove and white pepper, mineralic aromas of wet stones, and acacia, complex. The attack is mild and dry, with rounded acidity. Fruity flavours recalling the nose, ample fruitiness and a hint of bitterness. Long finish, a wine that is at the same time elegant and powerful.
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.