2020 Grace Rose Akeno Misawa Vineyard

Grace Vineyard |Koshu Valley |Merlot
Single vineyard, field blend Rose from the best producer in Japan. Dry, fascinating and serious wine.
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Savoury dry rose from central Japan full of intrigue and enjoyment.

From the Misawa vineyard, a Bordeaux-blend of Merlot, Cab Sauvignon and Cab Franc, some direct pressed, some saignee method (some grape juice bled off while making red wine)./p>

Peppery, herbal, red-fruited and almost painfully intense and earnest for a Rose. Some graphitey, ferrous grip and a long piercing finish.

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc grown at the Misawa Vineyard without herbicides or chemical fertilizers are separated into small lots and are fermented separately by direct pressing and the Saignée methods, followed by maturation in old French oak barrels. By doing so, the wine expresses both the complexity of the varietal characters and the sense of place.
While the taste honestly reflects the cool climate of the production area at 700m, this single vineyard rosé cultivated with low yield is rare in the world, and the complexity and the richness of the fruit can be clearly felt.

This wine was born in 2008, from the desire of the viticulturalist-winemaker to make a dry rosé with structure in Japan.

93 Points - "Watermelon, redcurrant, sansho pepper, blood orange. Juicy, spicy, distinct fern like character, a lick of tannin, pepper and strawberries, powdery texture and good length. Dry crunch. Outré but really good. Madness. Would be so good with salmon sashimi and the like. Delicious, umami style wine." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    2020 Grace Rose Akeno Misawa Vineyard

    very complex, rich and dry

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