This is a lovely wine that I got to try this week courtesy of winemaker Youki Hirayama, who was over to judge at the International Wine Challenge. I reviewed one of his other wines a while back. This is a 100% Koshu, Japan’s indigenous variety that’s been grown in the Yamanashi region for some 1200 years. This is made by the Katsunuma Winery.
Adega d’Aruga Bosque 2014 Yamanashi, Japan
Attractive stony, mineral nose. Lovely texture here: mineral, focused and very pure with a hint of smokiness. A pretty, expressive wine with a saline minerality and lovely purity, and real precision. 92/100
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