Grace Wine Private Reserve Koshu Hishiyama Yamanashi 2021

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Grace Wine Private Reserve Koshu Hishiyama Yamanashi 2021

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 Private Reserve Koshu Hishiyama Yamanashi 2021

Delightful notes of green pear and salinity combined with
a delicate and mineral flavour and a long, steely and
salivating finish, reminiscent of good white Graves.
Producer Note
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 situated at the eastern end of the
Kofu Basin. The Katsunuma area is an alluvial fan with widely distributed well-drained
soil, which has been suitable for viticulture since ancient times. The Hishiyama district,
with its complex terrain, is situated at the highest altitude of the Katsunuma region at
an elevation of 500 to 600 metres. The soil is diverse, with large granite components
scattered throughout the area. The lively acidity and smoky minerality in the wines from
this region are direct expressions of the sense of place. The warm climate promotes
healthy grapes, and to protect the grapes from the direct sunlight, Grace Winery uses
‘umbrellas’ to shade each bunch of grapes allowing them to reach excellent phenolic
maturity. 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
fruit is hand-harvested at optimum maturity.
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, prior to being bottled.
Tasting Note
Layered aromas of lemon and lime are complemented by acacia, coriander and
cumin with flinty mineral notes. This is bone dry and smooth on the palate with ample
acidity enveloping the citrus fruit through to a deliciously fresh and mineral finish.
Koshu 100%
Winemaker: Ayana Misawa
Region: Yamanashi
Subregion: Katsunuma
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 12%

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Vintage 2021
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