2020 Grace Koshu Toriibira Vineyard Selection

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

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.

Region: Katsunuma, Japan
Blend: Koshu (100%)
ABV: 11.50%
Closure: 750ml
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94 Points - "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.
    Verified Buyer
    3 years ago
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    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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