Grace Wine Private Reserve Koshu Yamanashi 2021

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Grace Wine Private Reserve Koshu Yamanashi 2021

Country - Japan

Region - Yamanashi province

Grape Varieties - Koshu 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Grace Wine

Tasting notes - Pure, sublimely crisp and mineral in style, this wine is fresh and elegant with subtle notes of citrus, grapefruit, Golden Delicious apple and white pear. Dry, with a lively palate of crisp, ripe fruits and a charming acidity. A lovely expression of the delicate elegance of the Koshu grapes. 

Grace Wine Private Reserve Koshu Yamanashi 2021

Sublimely crisp, floral and mineral in style with spice and
pear together with sharp green apple and lovely saltiness
on the finish.
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.

This wine is made from Japan's most important indigenous grape variety, Koshu, which
is grown in Japan’s top Koshu producing region: Katsunuma. Situated at the eastern
end of the Kofu basin, the Katsunuma’s 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 highaltitude, 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.
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.
Tasting Note
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.
Koshu 100%
Winemaker: Ayana Misawa
Region: Yamanashi
Subregion: Hishiyama
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 12%

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Vintage 2021
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