The foot of the Kayagatake mountains has a micro-climate which boasts the longest growing season sunshine hours in Japan as well as a very low precipitation. Situated at the western slope of the big valley floor, the Misawa vineyards in Akeno capitalises on the terroir Grace Kayagatake benefits from the diurnal temperature differences and the cool climate. The resulting wine is invigorating, has a bracing freshness due to its abundant acidity with refreshing flavours.
Obvious Baily-A characters of fresh red cherry, sour red berry sauce, sour plum, Japanese apricot jam, pink candies and rich lemon tea. In addition, there are spicy characters of green pepper, and Japanese mustard, and oak flavours reminiscent of “ama-natto”. The attack is refreshing with plenty of acidity. The acid is well integrated with the red fruit at the front of the mouth. Mid palate shows a balance of delicious acidity integrated with tannin, transiting to richly flavoured body, imparting a sense of stability and peace.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscat Bailey-A, Merlot カベルネ・ソーヴィニヨン メルロ 甲斐ノワール