03 KOSHU

Grace Koshu

VINTAGE 2021

We insist on using grapes grown above 400m in making Grace Koshu.
In the vineyards, in order to reduce the effects of autumn rain, every bunch is covered with a shade (umbrella) and picked at optimal maturity. The grapes will then undergo long gentle pressing.
Our familiarity with the characteristics of the grape variety, individual districts and plots enables us to express Katsunuma's sense of place.

Detail

Basic Data

Production area
Katsunuma town (cho), Yamanashi Prefecture
Grape variety
Koshu
Vinification
Fermentation and maturation in stainless steel
Type
White
Style
Dry

Vintage

2021

March to May was blessed with good weather, with light to moderate rain and low to reasonable sunshine. Budding started off quickly, kicking off steady growth.
The rainy season in June was also mild, with no diseases, and fruit set went well. The rainy season concluded 16 days earlier, sunny weather continued, and maturity started at the end of July.
There was some stagnation due to heavy rain, lack of light, and low temperature in mid-August, but good weather continued from late August onwards, and the delay brought about by the cool summer was recovered.
October was most peculiar. Temperature was high nationwide, but temperature differences between day and night were large. A patient wait for maturation was paid off with a satisfactory harvest.

Award

2015 Grace Koshu, 2016 Grace Koshu both won the Platinum Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards.
2014 Grace Koshu, 2017 Grace Koshu and 2018 Grace Koshu were awarded Gold Medals.

Grace Koshu
03 KOSHU

Grace Koshu

VINTAGE 2021

We insist on using grapes grown above 400m in making Grace Koshu.
In the vineyards, in order to reduce the effects of autumn rain, every bunch is covered with a shade (umbrella) and picked at optimal maturity. The grapes will then undergo long gentle pressing.
Our familiarity with the characteristics of the grape variety, individual districts and plots enables us to express Katsunuma's sense of place.

Detail

Basic Data

Production area
Katsunuma town (cho), Yamanashi Prefecture
Grape variety
Koshu
Vinification
Fermentation and maturation in stainless steel
Type
White
Style
Dry

Vintage

2021

March to May was blessed with good weather, with light to moderate rain and low to reasonable sunshine. Budding started off quickly, kicking off steady growth.
The rainy season in June was also mild, with no diseases, and fruit set went well. The rainy season concluded 16 days earlier, sunny weather continued, and maturity started at the end of July.
There was some stagnation due to heavy rain, lack of light, and low temperature in mid-August, but good weather continued from late August onwards, and the delay brought about by the cool summer was recovered.
October was most peculiar. Temperature was high nationwide, but temperature differences between day and night were large. A patient wait for maturation was paid off with a satisfactory harvest.

Award

2015 Grace Koshu, 2016 Grace Koshu both won the Platinum Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards.
2014 Grace Koshu, 2017 Grace Koshu and 2018 Grace Koshu were awarded Gold Medals.