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Grace Wine Private Reserve Koshu Yamanashi 2022

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6 bottle(s) at £26.78 per bottle.
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Grace Wine Private Reserve Koshu Yamanashi 2022

  • Grapes Koshu 100%
  • Country Japan
  • Region: Yamanashi province Hishiyama
  • Abv 12 %
  • Dry/Sweet value: 1 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
    Residual Sugar: 3
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Ayana Misawa
  • Closure Screwcap
  • Pure, sublimely crisp and mineral in style, this wine is fresh and elegant with rich aromas of fresh pear, white peach, honeysuckle, rosemary, clove and mineral stone notes. Dry, with a lively palate of crisp, ripe fruits and a charming acidity which offers the wine great backbone, through to a hint of umami on the finish. From March to May, the weather was favourable with sufficient rainfall and sunlight. Budburst started earlier than usual. Thereafter, berry development went at a relaxed pace due to low rainfall during the ‘rainy season’, which ended early, resulting in precocious véraison - in some vineyards as early as the end of July. Despite occasional downpours, the summer months passed by with little precipitation, and the diurnal temperature differences resulted in healthy growth with higher than usual accumulation of berry sugar content in the 2022 vintage.

The grapes were chilled upon arrival at the winery and underwent a long, gentle pressing. The fruit was fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain the purity of fruit and characteristics of the Koshu variety. The philosophy here is to allow the wine to express the individuality of the grape and the sense of Katsunuma's sense of place through a deep knowledge of the individual districts and plots.

Pure, sublimely crisp and mineral in style, this wine is fresh and elegant with rich aromas of fresh pear, white peach, honeysuckle, rosemary, clove and mineral stone notes. Dry, with a lively palate of crisp, ripe fruits and a charming acidity which offers the wine great backbone, through to a hint of umami on the finish

More Information
CountryJapan
BrandGrace Winery
Vintage2022
Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo
Winery

This wine is made from Japan's most important indigenous grape variety, Koshu, which is grown in Japan top Koshu producing region: Katsunuma. Situated at the eastern end of the Kofu basin, the Katsunuma area is an alluvial fan with well-drained soils, an area which has been suitable for viticulture since ancient times. The characteristic, intricate terrain with its complex, volcanic soils produces wines that distinguish the sense of place. The vines are grown at elevations of above 400 metres; these high altitude, hilly areas such as the Toriihira in Katsunuma, Hishiyama and Fukasawa districts produce limited yields, concentrated flavours and balancing acidity, due to the diurnal temperature swings. Traditional trellis pruning has been cast aside in favour of a modern long cordon training system which helps to control yields; concentrating flavours and sugars to balance the high acidity that occurs naturally in this variety. In order to reduce the effects of autumn rain, each bunch is covered with an umbrella and the fruit is hand-picked at optimal maturity.

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