Grape Variety: 100% Koshu
Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel tank
Ageing/Maturation: Maturation in stainless steel tank
Grace Koshu 2017
WHAT THE TEAM HAS TO SAY:
Lively and vibrant. The magnificent boquet of white florals, orange blossoms and chalk add a high level of sophistication to the wine. The Palate is expansive whilst holding a tightly-wound mineral profile driven by citrus-like acidity. A classy wine with drinkability beyond just enjoyable.
Light lemon yellow with a green tinge. Quite forceful aromas giving an opulent first impression. Green apple, pear, white flower, fennel leaves, and a mineralic tone reminiscent of seashells. Smooth and gentle on the palate, dry, with flavours consistent with aromas, well-integrated tendering acidity, all giving a coherent whole. A wine in great balance with a youthful elegance.
2017 Asian Wine Review - Best White Wine, 97
Grace Winery, (company name “Chuo Budoshu” in Japanese) was established in 1923 in Katsunuma, the birthplace of Japan’s wine industry and today the wine hub of Japan. Their brand name "Grace Wine" is named after the Three Graces. They believe good wines come from grapes which bear the characters of the place they originated from. They make constant effort to improve how grapes are grown in order to enhance their quality.
After successful attempts as pioneers to adopt Vertical Shoot Positioning for Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay in 1990 in order to enhance flavour concentration, they expanded their vineyard holdings and applied the same techniques to Merlot and Petit Verdot. In 2002, they added to their portfolio the Misawa vineyard which employs the same grape-growing philosophy. Their Koshu grapes, the signature grape variety of Japan, are grown along the mountainous area of the region, which lead to wines with more concentration and minerality. It is Grace’s vision to always bring the highest quality wines and the joy of wine drinking to you.