2019 Grace Wine Yamanashi de Grace Rouge

Bouncy Japanese red blend, full of red berry juiciness and blessed with lovely length.

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Wonderfully aromatic Japanese red wine made primarily from the hybrid grape Muscat Bailey A, combined with more traditional Bordeaux varieties.

Candied cherries and fairy floss explode on the nose and the aromatic comparison to a lively Gamay continues in the mouth with tangy red and blue fruit flavours and a pinch of kitchen spice.

Not simple but a simply a pleasure to drink.

The wine is based on Muscat Bailey A from contract growers in the Hosaka district, Nirasaki city, at the foot of Mt. Kayagatake in northwestern Yamanashi prefecture, blended with estate bordeaux varieties from Misawa Vineyard. The wine is stored in French oak barrels (for about 8 months), followed by a well-balanced assemblage in a manner so as to maximise the varietal characteristics of the respective varieties.

A rich nose with fruity aromas such as fresh blueberry and plum, floral aromas such as rose and lavender, subdued oak, accented with soft spice aromas such as nutmeg and clove.
Dry on the palate, fine tannins and supple acidity very elegantly expressed, with flavours of blueberry and rose expand in the mouth. On the whole, a refreshing wine characterised by varietal purity.

92 Points - "Grape varieties: Muscat Bailey A (75%), Merlot (13%), Cabernet Sauvignon (9%), Cabernet Franc (2%),Petit Verdot (1%) / Grape origin: Yamanashi. Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel tank, followed by maturation in oak barrels.

Raspberry, some bubble gum and musk stick and roses, spice and a dash of pepper, some funk and smoky stuff. Light, juicy sweet and sour red fruit and cherry, lick of fine tannin, spice, clean and fresh. Frisky, fun, kind of red-grapey too, but has some complexity and pleasing smokiness throughout. Offbeat, but really good. Love drinking it." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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