Peppery, herbal, red-fruited and intense, some graphite like mineral notes, significant grip and a long finish. As with all Grace wines, it is truly umami friendly and emphatically refreshing. This is a dry Rosé to enjoy along side a wide variety of cuisine.
Grace Wine implements a more progressive viticultural program than is the norm in Japan, which has made them the benchmark for quality in the small but growing Japanese winemaking community. They produce elegant yet well developed and layered wines that remain true to the humble persona of all things crafted in Japan.
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc grown at the Misawa Vineyard without herbicides or chemical fertilizers are separated into small lots and are fermented separately by direct pressing and the Saignée methods, followed by maturation in old French oak barrels. By doing so, the wine expresses both the complexity of the varietal characters and the sense of place.
While the taste honestly reflects the cool climate of the production area at 700m, this single vineyard rosé cultivated with low yield is rare in the world, and the complexity and the richness of the fruit can be clearly felt.
This wine was born in 2008, from the desire of the viticulturalist-winemaker to make a dry rosé with structure in Japan.
Merlot (60%) Cabernet Sauvignon (23%) Cabernet Franc (17%)