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2020 Grace Koshu Toriibira Vineyard Selection

Katsunuma, Japan

An excellent single-vineyard expression of Koshu from Japan's premier fine wine producer.

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$85.00

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You have to pay attention to detail here for the reward. Wonderful. So fresh.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

Koshu is the traditional white variety of the mountains around Katsunuma. It's a delicate, floral, beautifully nuanced variety.

This indigenous Japanese grape wasn't recognised as a legitimate wine variety until 2010. Today, it makes some of the most interesting and delicious wines coming out of Japan.

This, the Toriibira Vineyard, is one of the finest expressions of the variety from Grace. A subtle wine of quiet beauty, it whispers softly from the glass.

About Grace Vineyard

Grace Wine was founded by Chotaro Misawa in the Katsunuma village in 1923.

Today, the wines are made by his great, great granddaughter, Ayana, who has worked in top wineries from Australia to France in an effort to increase her wine knowledge and bring a higher level of expertise to her family's winery.

Grace implements a more progressive viticultural program than is the norm in Japan, which has made them the benchmark for quality in the small Japanese winemaking community. These are elegant wines that speak quietly and beautifully of a culture that is just coming of age on the world stage for wine.

Winemaker Ayana Misawa
Winemaker Ayana Misawa
Katsunuma, Japan
Additional Info

From the Producer

The Toriibira district of Katsunuma is situated at an altitude of 450m with a south-westerly aspect. The Misawa family has a high regard for the concentrated flavours in the grapes grown in this area. Manually harvested at optimal ripeness frompebble-rich soils with excellent drainage, the resulting wine acquired backbone withrichness. Only grapes from carefully selected vineyards are used, with fermentation and maturation in stainless steel tank.

Blend : Koshu (100%)
ABV : 11.50%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Ayana in the vineyard
Ayana in the vineyard
Katsunuma, Japan
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Slight matchbox character, green melon and fern, a subtle floral note, green apple skin, Tight, water and stones, with a delicate citrus zest tang, fine chalky texture, ultra cool and stony ‘mineral’ character, gentle bitterness, precision and length. So pure and fine, with a quartz-like finish. Rain-washed beauty. You have to pay attention to detail here for the reward. Wonderful. So fresh." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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    Alessandro R.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 stars
    1 year ago
    A pleasant experience

    First time I have tried koshu wine. The aroma, elegance and quality of the wine is very appealing and gives a remarkable presentation to what comes next. Palate minerally, acidity quite balance length and intensity well measured. A very good pedigree, style and clean winemaking profile. Well done. I must say despite the quality of the wine doesn’t not worth almost $80

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