Grape Variety: 100% Koshu
Vinification: Fermentation in small oak barrels
Ageing/Maturation: Maturation in small oak barrels
Grace Koshu Toriibira Vineyard Private Reserve 2017
Ripe aromas of golden delicious, white peach and pears with notes of spiciness from white pepper, clove and ginger. The wine is mellow on the palate, showing flavours of ripe fruits and a smooth and rounded acidity. On the back plate comes astringency of grape skin origin and a touch of bitterness. A wine showcasing the mellowness and fullness of the long sunshine hours of the Toriibira region.
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.