Grace Wine Koshu Hishiyama Private Reserve 2018

 

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6 bottle(s) at £21.08 per bottle.
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Grace Wine Koshu Hishiyama Private Reserve 2018

Platinum medal and Best Asia White Decanter World Wine Awards

Country - Japan

Region - Yamanashi province

Grape Varieties - Koshu 100%

Alcohol by volume - 11.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Grace Winery

Tasting notes - Ethereal and elegant, similar to the Kayagatake but like the bigger brother – more depth on the nose, this has melon but also peach, minerality in there in spades from the complex granite soils found in the Hishiyama district. Again the remarkable freshness and elegance of the Koshu is present but with a linear, crisp, length with gorgeous mouth watering acidity and wonderful minerals and peaches on the finish - this leans towards a classy Albariño or Cru Chablis.

Grace Wine Koshu Hishiyama Private Reserve 2018

A real cheese lover's wine, that pairs excellently with cheddar and gruyere.

Elegant, delicate, and ethereal. A gentle wine with a strong, crisp freshness.

Aromas are citrus, floral, spicy, and mineralic. Lemon, lime, acacia, coriander, cumin and others dance on the palate.

From a small village vineyard, tucked between Japanese mountains.

Silver award winner at Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

Vineyard

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, imparting wonderful mineral characteristics to the final wine. 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.

Winemaking

The fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks to preserve the naturally occurring acidity of the Koshu grape while maintaining the integrity of its pure fruit aromas. The maturation took place in stainless steel tanks, where this wine spent six months on its fine lees, adding a rich complexity to the final wine.

Tasting Note

Ethereal and elegant, similar to the Kayagatake but like the bigger brother – more depth on the nose, this has melon but also peach, minerality in there in spades from the complex granite soils found in the Hishiyama district. Again the remarkable freshness and elegance of the Koshu is present but with a linear, crisp, length with gorgeous mouth watering acidity and wonderful minerals and peaches on the finish - this leans towards a classy Albariño or Cru Chablis.

Serving Suggestion

The perfect pairing for Japanese cuisine, but also with Asian and Western cuisine which is inspired by fresh seafood, light meats and fresh vegetables. This wine has a linear Zen-like quality, which is all about balance.

Grape

Koshu 100%

 

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Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2018
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