2019 Grace Wine Koshu Hishiyama Vineyard

Grace Vineyard |Yamanashi |Koshu
Spicy, herbal Koshu from Japan, both fleshy and minerally.

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Lively pear and stonefruit-laden Koshu from the high Hishiyama part of the Katsunuma wine region in central Japan.

It's a toucher spicier, richer and juicier than other Koshus in the Grace range but still shows wonderful thrust, delicacy and minerality throughout.

The Grace wines are genuinely fascinating - lovers of German Riesling and Alsatian whites should indulge their curiosity.

The Hishiyama district, with its complex terrain, is situated at the highest altitude (500m to 600m) of Katsunuma. Its soil is diverse, with large granite scattered throughout the area. The lively acidity and smoky minerality in the wines from this region are direct expressions of the sense of place.

We put on a shade (umbrella) for each bunch of grapes, and after harvesting by hand, grapes from specific vineyards are selected, followed by fermentation and maturation in stainless steel tanks.

Limpid, in good condition. Bright, light yellow with a green tinge. On the nose, citrus aromas of lemon and lime , floral aromas of acacia, spicy aromas of coriander and cumin, and mineralic aroma evoking minerals. Smooth attack and bone dry. On the palate, citrus fruit flavours of lemon and lime, minerality evoking minerals, relaxed, but with ample acidity as backbone.

93 Points - The wines from Grace are something quite particular, and really good. Wines of nuance and delicacy. You need to move your head around a little to hear the serenity of these wines. How’s the serenity?

Flinty, slightly smoky, almond, white melon, almost a brine/oyster shell. Tight , but gentle, flinty texture, very fine, lemon in water, lightness, and fine length. A bit blink-and-you-will-miss-it in style, but so engaging. Slight watermelon rind bitterness on a surprisingly long finish, for a wine of such delicacy." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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