04 RED & ROSE

YAMANASHI de GRACE

VINTAGE 2020

The wine is based on Muscat Bailey A from contract growers in the Hosaka district, Nirasaki city, at the foot of Mt. Kayagatake in northwestern Yamanashi prefecture, blended with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from our own Misawa Vineyard. The wine is matured in French oak barrels (for about 8 months), followed by a well-balanced assemblage in a manner so as to maximise the varietal characteristics of the respective varieties.
The wine is characterized by varietal purity, and freshness of fruit and soft tannins.

Detail

Basic Data

Production area
Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
Grape varieties
Muscat Bailey A (93%), Merlot (4%), Cabernet Sauvignon (3%).
Vinification
Fermentation in stainless steel tank and maturation in French oak barrels.
Type
Red

Tasting Notes

Bright medium ruby colour with a purple rim. A rich nose with fruity aromas such as fresh blueberry and plum, floral aromas such as rose and lavender, subdued oak, accented with soft spice aromas such as nutmeg and clove. Dry on the palate, fine tannins and supple acidity very elegantly expressed, with flavours of blueberry and rose expand in the mouth. On the whole, a refreshing wine characterized by varietal purity.

Vintage

2020

The warm winter gave way to spring and budburst went well. With good rainfall and plenty of sunshine, flowering and fruit set went well. The rainy season brought long rains and lack of sunshine, slowing down the growth of the grapes, but with proper pest control and rain shade application, only minor damages were sustained. Summer came following the end of the rainy season, bringing fine weather, seeming to compensate for the earlier lack of sunshine. The delayed ripening of the grapes gradually recovered. Autumn rains in September and Typhoon no. 14 in October put us on high alert until the latter half of harvest. However, with the management of grapes to suitable ripeness, while removing infected berries, we were able to gather healthy grapes for vinification.

YAMANASHI de GRACE
04 RED & ROSE

YAMANASHI de GRACE

VINTAGE 2020

The wine is based on Muscat Bailey A from contract growers in the Hosaka district, Nirasaki city, at the foot of Mt. Kayagatake in northwestern Yamanashi prefecture, blended with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from our own Misawa Vineyard. The wine is matured in French oak barrels (for about 8 months), followed by a well-balanced assemblage in a manner so as to maximise the varietal characteristics of the respective varieties.
The wine is characterized by varietal purity, and freshness of fruit and soft tannins.

Detail

Basic Data

Production area
Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
Grape varieties
Muscat Bailey A (93%), Merlot (4%), Cabernet Sauvignon (3%).
Vinification
Fermentation in stainless steel tank and maturation in French oak barrels.
Type
Red

Tasting Notes

Bright medium ruby colour with a purple rim. A rich nose with fruity aromas such as fresh blueberry and plum, floral aromas such as rose and lavender, subdued oak, accented with soft spice aromas such as nutmeg and clove. Dry on the palate, fine tannins and supple acidity very elegantly expressed, with flavours of blueberry and rose expand in the mouth. On the whole, a refreshing wine characterized by varietal purity.

Vintage

2020

The warm winter gave way to spring and budburst went well. With good rainfall and plenty of sunshine, flowering and fruit set went well. The rainy season brought long rains and lack of sunshine, slowing down the growth of the grapes, but with proper pest control and rain shade application, only minor damages were sustained. Summer came following the end of the rainy season, bringing fine weather, seeming to compensate for the earlier lack of sunshine. The delayed ripening of the grapes gradually recovered. Autumn rains in September and Typhoon no. 14 in October put us on high alert until the latter half of harvest. However, with the management of grapes to suitable ripeness, while removing infected berries, we were able to gather healthy grapes for vinification.