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Chateau Mercian Koshu

2018

In a Nutshell

This spends time on lees to bring out some palate weight.

Tasting Notes

Pale yellow in colour. Refreshing aromas of citrus fruits such as lemon, lime and apple, with nuances of toasted bread derived from the Sur Lie method used. Fresh acidity is accented by pleasant astringency extracted from the skin of the Koshu grapes.

Production Notes

This wine is made from Koshu, Japan’s indigenous wine grape which can be traced back to 1186 when it was discovered growing wild at Katsunama in Yamanashi prefecture. Koshu grapes are grown in Yamanashi Prefecture and harvest took place from early September to early October. Fermentation in a stainless steel tank at 18 to 20 degrees for about 14 days, The wine was aged for about 8 months in a stainless steel tank.

Grape Blend

100%

Koshu

Detailed Information

Type

White

Country

Japan

Region

Yamanashi

Vintage

2018

Size

0.75L

ABV

12%

Grape

Koshu

Closure

Screwcap

£15.70

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