Grace Wine Private Reserve Koshu Hishiyama Yamanashi 2020

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Grace Wine Private Reserve Koshu Hishiyama Yamanashi 2020

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 2020

Delightful notes of green pear and salinity combined
with a delicate and mineral flavour and a long, steely
and salivating 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.


Vintage
Bud-break took place at the end of April and flowering commenced in mid-June. The
dry growing season encouraged the development of a healthy canopy and fruit-set.
Hotter than average temperatures during July and August encouraged the healthy
grapes to reach optimum maturity. Hand-harvested in early October.


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. 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 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.


Tasting Note
Complex and layered aromas of green apple and lime are complemented by
grassy notes, fennel, flint and coriander. This is bone dry and smooth on the tightly
knitted palate with a tongue-tensing acidity enveloping the fruit through to a
deliciously fresh and textured finish.


Grape
Koshu 100%

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