75cl * 12% ABV * Yamanashi, Japan
From the foothills of Mt. Kayagatake in the Yamanashi Prefecture of Japan, this wine is made from Japan's most important indigenous white grape variety, which has been growing in Japan for over 1,000 years. The Koshu grapes are grown in volcanic soils with good drainage, providing excellent growing conditions for the variety. Kayagatake's long sunshine hours and cool climate contribute to the excellent quality of the wine, giving fresh, lively and transparent palate with fresh citrus aromas.
Grace Wine was established in 1923, in the Katsunuma province, the birthplace of the Japanese wine industry, by the third generation Kazuo Misawa family member. 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.
Currently, Ayana Misawa of the historic winemaking family is at the helm of the affairs here. She knows the tricks of the trade very well because she studied winemaking in one of the world’s premium wine region of Bordeaux. Thanks to her rich experience in France and other reputed wineries in Australia, Ayana brought all her knowledge into making one of the exquisite Grace wines from the native white varietal of Koshu.
The Kayagatake Koshu has aromas of fresh green apple, grapefruit, pear, honeysuckle, chamomile and white pepper. Smooth and dry on the palate, it is a delicate yet tense white wine with a lively acidity that gives structure to the wine.