2019 Grace Wine Akeno Vineyard Cuvee Misawa

Highly Rated
Grace Vineyard |Yamanashi |Koshu
Silky, linear white wine of real class. Single vineyard Koshu brilliance.

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At their home Misawa Estate vineyard at Akeno, Grace has planted Koshu, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot; but Koshu is their main source of vinous pride.

All fermented in steel tanks, this is a subtle, savoury wine with a tremendously racy backbone. The nose is full of garden herb aromatics and wisps of orchard fruits. The palate is lithe with gentle, engaging length.

A simply beautiful expression of Koshu.

In 2014 “Cuvée Misawa Akeno Koshu” won the first gold medal for Japanese wine at the world’s largest wine competition, and it continues to evolve as a proof to the yet-to-be discovered potential of Koshu.

Following trial cultivation started in 1990, we implemented Vertical Shoot Positioning for Koshu at Misawa Vineyard in 2005.
Compared with those grown on conventional pergolas, Koshu from the Misawa Vineyard has smaller berries, higher sugar content (about 20%), and different organic acids composition. In fact, after spending several years looking into its composition, it became clear that Koshu from the Misawa Vineyard contained higher quantities of malic acid than those grown elsewhere.

95 Points - "Nutty, polished rice, ripe lemon, very fine, but fills the mouth with gossamer glide, stony feel, not a lot of flavour in a way, but so interesting and engaging, subtle citrus characters, long and cool to close. Would be great with age. Feels a bit special." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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