Saturday, 19 April 2014

TN : Grace Koshu 2012, Grace Wine, Japan

The grapes for this wine came from vineyards in Katsunuma in Yamanshi which lies in Honshu, west of Tokyo. All of the grapes were harvested in October 2012. The yield was 120 hectolitres per hectare. Fermentation was in steel tanks. The winemaker was Ayana Misawa. Grace Wine, Chuo Budoshu in Japanese, was founded in 1923. This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

Koshu was first cultivated more than 1,000 years ago in the Caucasus Region in Asia Minor. It came to Japan together with Buddhism via the Silk Road through China. It localised itself and became native to Japan. When winemaking started in Japan in 1874, it quickly became not only the main, but also the most important variety. Koshu bears a purplish-pink fruit. According to research performed by the University of California, it is predominantly (over 90%) vitis vinifera.

This wine was imported by The WineAgency Sweden AB.

Colour : Pale watery straw

Aroma : Lemon, minerals, smoke, herbs

Taste : Zingy lemon, minerals, green apples, herbs

Alcohol : 12%

Price : 149 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 6601

Mark : C-

Website : Grace Wine

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