PRODUCER: Yoshiaki & Kyoko Sato
REGION: Central Otago, New Zealand
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Chenin Blanc
SOILS: Alluvial sandy or silt loam with schist and quartz gravel
FARMING: Sato Pisa Vineyard. No pesticides, herbicides, systemic fungicides or inorganic fertilisers used.
WINEMAKING: Hand picked on 26 & 30 April 2019. 28 hl/ha. Press overnight with basket press. Natural yeast fermentation in oak barrels. 16 months in old French oak barrels. Unfiltered & unfined. No additives except for <20mg/L sulphites before bottling. Bottled 3 September 2020. Aged for a further year in bottle before release.
1561 bottles produced.
TASTING NOTES: Quince, yellow plums, pineapple and citron. Layers of oxidative aromas and honeyed richness. The rich, full- bodied dry palate with high acidity.
FOOD PAIRING STYLE: White fish, chicken, veal,... Bright & Bold