Grape origin: Toriibira district, Katsunuma village in Yamanashi prefecture, Japan
Grape variety: Koshu
Vinification: Fermentation and aged in used oak barrel
Alcohol by volume: 12 %
Wine type: (W) Dry
Production: 6,651 bottles
Koshu, Japan’s indigenous vitis vinifera white grape variety, has been growing in Japan for over 1,000 years.
The grapes used are grown at 450m altitude in the elevated “Toriibira” district of Katsunuma in Yamanashi prefecture. Clear with no signs of fault. Bright pale yellow. Medium intense fruity aromas of tangerine and summer mikan, spicy aromas of white pepper and ginger, earthy mineral aromas and toasty aromas of oak, all together giving a impression of complexity. A powerful attack on the palate, bone dry with a tightly knitted acidity which gives structure to the wine. A long finish with some astringency, and a slight bitter aftertaste. A white wine with both finesse and power.