There’s something wonderfully Japanese about this wine’s purity. Koshu has a citrus clarity that’s as intense and direct as it is simple and pure. It’s a rare style – made in the Champagne method – but perhaps better suited to a treat sushi and sashimi dinner than a party celebration. This is no ingénue to wine either. Tokugi Furiya founded this winery in the 19th century and they’re regular award winners today.