Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscat Bailey-A & Merlot
Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel tank
Ageing/Maturation: Maturation in oak barrels
Grace Kayagatake Rouge 2015
Obvious Baily-A characters of fresh red cherry, sour red berry sauce and sour plum. In addition, there are spicy characters of green pepper, and Japanese mustard, and oak flavours. The acid is well integrated with the red fruit at the front of the mouth. Mid palate shows a balance of delicious acidity integrated with tannin, transiting to richly flavoured body, imparting a sense of stability and peace. Well-delineated acid structure, elegant red berry on the mid-palate, umami at the back, all well-wrapped and integrated, displaying an overall gentle style.
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.