Grape Variety: 100% Koshu
Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel tank
Ageing/Maturation: Maturation in stainless steel tank
Grace Koshu Hishiyama Vineyard 2015
On the nose are aromas reminiscent of citrus fruits and their skins, acacia type white flowers, spiciness of coriander seeds and stone-like minerality. The smooth texture on the palate accompanied by intense dryness and well delineated acidity is impressive. The palate shows a purity typical of wines from the high altitude Hishiyama region with a hint of coolness. A classy wine.
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.