Grace Kayagatake Rouge 2017

$45.00 inc. GST

Alcohol by volume: 12.5%

Grape Varieties: Muscat Berry A, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot

 

A Bordeaux esque style blend with characters rich in floral fragrance such as fresh blueberry, plum fruit, violets and lavender, with hints of nutmeg and cloves derived from oak fermentation. Smooth and dry, tannins are fine and supple, acidity is very beautiful. In the mouth, the flavor of blueberries and violets dominate the palate. The wine has a refreshing and pure finish.

 

 

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size

750ml

brand

Grace Wine

Reviews/Awards/Ratings

“Grace Vineyards likely more famous for their excellent white wines (now all sealed under screwcap, reviews to come), but this red from Yamanashi province is made from Muscat Bailey A, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Muscat Bailey A is a hybrid of Bailey (V. labruscana) and Muscat Hamburg (V. vinifera), developed in Japan.  It’s an unusual wine in some respects. It’s grapey and aromatic, and also a bit funky and not-quite-typical, then there’s redcurrant and strawberry, a little cedar and pencil, and savoury flavours in the mix. It’s only just medium-bodied, the tannin is supple and ripe, some sweet grassy flavour in with red jelly, and a pretty good and long dry finish. It’s kind of like a big rosé in some respects. I find it curiously enjoyable to drink, and kind of hard to score, but I like it”_ Gary Walsh 90 POINTS