Hello Koshu – Japan’s answer to Hunter Valley Semillon. The grape has been growing in Japan for around a thousand years and today the Yamanashi prefecture is its preferred home. This wine is a truly Japanese Australian collaboration from winemakers Shimo and Moraghan. Japanese fruit, Australian winemaking and it’s absolutely delicious.
The wine is feather light thanks to its 9% alcohol. It is fine and detailed although in a very delicate style. It’s a touch aromatic with peppery, honeydew and citrus fruits with a touch of almond meal scented oak in the background. The fruit is delicate but there is also understated power which shows on its crisp palate and extremely long finish. The wine is also silky and seamless, and is still youthful despite its five years of age, barely showing any development. What to eat – Kingfish sashimi no doubt. Great value for a Japanese wine of this quality. Get it straight from the winery – shimorawines.com.au