Sparkling Koshu

The best sparkling Koshu I’ve had. Good flavors of toast, green apple followed by a bit of citrus. Has a good weight which is different from the bland acidic sparkling koshus I’ve previously tasted. From a friends winery so maybe a small bias but top notch work! — 4 months ago

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@Eric S It’s Japanese sparkling from the Koshu grape. Usually it’s not a grape with a ton aromatics and has high acidity so tends to be too light on the palate with lots of acidity. This was made in what is close to method traditionelle with three years of aging (can’t remember if it was in bottle or on lees). But the aging gave it some depth and volume.
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Thank you! Helpful.
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Dennis P.

@E & K G glad you explained that, I had no knowledge on this wine.


Koshu 2017

Niente male dal 🇯🇵 — 9 months ago

Adega D'Aruga

Aruga Clan Tinto Katsunuma Red Blend

We had the koshu white and this red. Both were light and delicious! — a year ago

Array Cellars

Columbia Valley Chardonnay 2012

remind of muscadet or lees-aged koshu (it is sur-lie; koshu is Japanese grape) or like a really solid pinot grigio. but enjoyable in its delicacy. I had read it was "like Oregon Cali" chard - so a less fruit butteroak thing - so was impressed with its subtlety
Day2 melded new world flavors and hit all my style points. It aged 4years overnight in a good way! Jumped from 9.1 to 9.5! Yay auction gems. Looking for more
— 5 months ago

Château Mercian

Cuvée Ueno Koshu Kiiroka 2018

Honeydew, orange blossom, mineral, lots of acidity- very light in color. — 8 months ago

98 Wines

Nogi Tane White 2018

Usually not a huge fan of Koshu grapes as they always seem very flat in terms of flavors, lack complexity, etc. Good for easy summer drinking outside when very chilled. But this had tons of energy and had a bit more of a tropical profile given the warmer location vs other vineyards. Great new domaine from the former winemaker at both Mercian and Katsunuma Jyozo (both top domaines in the Koshu region). — 10 months ago

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Fukagawa Winery

Tokyo Sparkling Koshu 2018


@はせがわ酒店 2,800 excl tax — 6 months ago

Chateau Jun


No idea what Koshu can taste like but this wasn’t half bad! — 7 months ago

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First experience with Japanese wine. Lacking fruit, but plenty of acidity. Curious

Katsunuma Jyozo

Aruga Branca 2015

— a year ago

Katsunuma Jyozo

Iwai Terroir Selection Koshu 2016

— 2 years ago