Grace Cuvee Misawa Rouge 2020

$320.00 inc. GST

Vintage 2020
In 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 and 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 us to gather healthy grapes for vinification

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Merlot (fruitiness),Petit Verdot (spices) and Cabernet Franc (elegance) , carefully grown on the Misawa Vineyard, are each vinified in small batches, separated by lot and variety until just before bottling, and matured in French oak barrels for 15 months. The grapes are brought to the winery immediately after harvest, where they will undergo a two-stage sort process and spontaneous fermentation. After maturation, the wine is bottled without fining or filtration. The grape variety composition depends on the year’s performance, with no wines produced in years when the weather was not favourable. Grape variety: Merlot (55.5%), Petit Verdot (25.5%), Cabernet Franc (19%)

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Grace Cuvee Misawa 2020
Posted on 28 October 2023. THE WINEFRONT – GARY WALSH
Merlot (56%) Petit Verdot (25%) Cabernet Franc (19%). I’m lucky to taste a lot of rare and exotic wine, imports seem to have found me, in part by design, but also by good fortune. Anyway, the wines produced by Grace have a special place in my heart. Importer: QED
So distinctive, so fine. Plum and dark raspberry, cedar and pencils, chocolate, perfume of violets, mint and nori, with a pimento spiciness. It’s medium-bodied, distinctly saline and savoury, an umami sort of wakame character runs through it, but also a delicate blood plum and blueberry flavour. Tannin is fine and lacy, acidity has a sappy fresh tomato character, but the flavours are ripe nonetheless. The finish is bright and long, but earthy, and all up the charm and individual personality on offer is so appealing. So different, but so good.
Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : Oct23
Alcohol : 12.8%