Grace Gris de Koshu 2022

$49.00 inc. GST

Clear and in perfect condition, with pale but bright lemon yellow colour and hints of green. Medium viscosity. On the nose, ample aromas redolent of green apple and fresh notes of lime, followed by crispy scents of acacia flower and lemongrass, accented with white pepper and clove spiciness.


Inspired by the potential of Pinot Gris when visiting Alsace, our 4th generation owner started making the first vintage of this wine in 1999. The name ‘Gris de’ is derived from ‘Gris’, which stands for the colour of the Koshu’s skins, and ‘de’ which means “of”.
We started making the wine with an eye on the future, that one day Japanese wines will be part of our dining culture, and our wines will accompany not just dining tables at home, but also in restaurants throughout the country, as a wine that is best in bringing out the characteristics of Koshu.
Gris de Koshu was also the label served at the celebration party to commemorate the Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine, Yoshinori Osumi, Professor Emeritus of Tokyo Institute of Technology.

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Grace Gris de Koshu 2022
Posted on 22 May 2024.THE WINEFRONT – GARY WALSH

I had a haircut today, given I’d not had one for about six months, and I only mention that because my hairdresser is Japanese, and we were talking about Grace wines. She, curiously, likes big bold Barossa Shiraz. Anyway, her name is Yuki, and I found this interesting thing, which nearly illustrates how subtle and interesting Japanese things are (to generalise).

Pear, orange blossom, a little white pepper and ginger, lemongrass and lime leaf, and I really like this sort of exotic flourish the wine carries in this vintage. There’s pear and orange, a smidgen of sweetness, but also a pleasing dusty texture and grip. The finish is all pear and perfume, and offers excellent length. A delightful wine.
Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : May24
Alcohol : 11.5%