Grace Winery Koshu Kayagatake 2018
£106.20 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
Country - Japan
Region - Yamanashi province
Grape Varieties - Koshu 100%
Alcohol by volume - 11.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Grace Wine
Tasting notes - The freshness and elegance of this wine is quite remarkable. Layered aromas of green apple, lime, gooseberry combine with notes of lilac, camomile and delicate spice. Bone dry and smooth on the palate with cool-climate acidity providing refreshing balance to the rich fruit. This is youthful and energetic.
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Delightful notes of green pear and salinity combined with a delicate and mineral flavour and a long, steely and salivating finish.
Grace Wine was established in 1923, in the Katsunuma province, the birthplace of the Japanese wine industry. Committed to the belief that great wine is made in the vineyard, they were the first to research and introduce European training and pruning methods introducing such as using long cordon training and Vertical Shoot Positioning in 1990. The wines are made in a modern way to retain the delicate characteristics of this individual and exciting grape variety.
Made from Japan's most important indigenous grape variety: Koshu. The grapes for the Hishiyama Private Reserve are grown in a vineyard with a complex granitic soil structure. The warm climate promotes healthy grapes with a good phenolic maturity at harvest time. A modern long cordon training system is being used as an alternative to the traditional trellising methods. Significant advances have been made in limiting yields and focussing on canopy management. These endeavours have concentrated flavours and sugars, balancing the high acidity that occurs naturally in this variety.
The grapes were gently pressed in a pneumatic press, prior to being fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the naturally occurring acidity and pure fruit flavours of the Koshu variety. Maturation took place in stainless steel tanks, where this wine spent six months on its fine lees, adding rich complexity.
Complex and layered aromas of green apple and lime are complemented by grassy notes, fennel, wet stone, flint and spicy hints of coriander. This is bone dry and smooth on the tightly knitted palate with a tongue-tensing, firm acidity enveloping the fruit through to a deliciously fresh and textured finish.
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- Case Size
- 6 Bottles
- Yamanashi province