Grace Wine Akeno Vintage 2018
A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc and. Bright ruby, moderately high viscosity. Pronounced aromas of ripeness black currant and black cherry, earth, black pepper, licorice, cedar, bitter chocolate, and toastiness. A hint of animal note. Mellow on the palate, dry, concentrated savouriness, rich fruit character and elegant acidity, with refined tannins giving an overall polished impression. Moderately long finish, firm structure with power.
REGION: Misawa Vineyards, Akeno, Yamanashi prefecture
GRAPE: Merlot (39%), Cabernet Sauvignon (35%), Petit Verdot (14%), Cabernet Franc (12%)
VINIFICATION: Maturation in French oak for 18 months