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2015 Sato L'Atypique Pinot Gris

Central Otago, NZ

An alt-styling of premium Pinot Gris from Otago's leading natural wine producer.

$50.00

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About

About The Wine

This is Pinot Gris made with the intention of highlighting the textural elements of this lovely variety.

Yoshi Sato makes this naturally with plenty of skin contact, some time in barrel and a good time on lees to round out the body of the wine and give you a little more flesh to hang onto. 

If you want boring, insipid Pinot Gris - something that's just your classic BBQ smasher, you'll need to look elsewhere.

This is a premium example of Pinot Gris for those who want to exlpore the full range of the variety.

About Sato

This is the eponymous label of former bank manager, Yoshiaki Sato, the first to venture into the realm of natural winemaking in the esteemed Central Otago region.

He comes with quite the winemaking pedigree, having worked at the Otago powerhouse Felton Road, the great Domaine Bizot in Burgundy and has drawn from the philosophies of Mike Mike Weering at Pyramid Valley in Canterbury. 

The wines have an amazing energy about them. He and his wife Kyoko planted a vineyard at the base of Mt. Pisa which they farm organically. These wines have built up an almost feverish cult following and sell out quickly every year.

In Sato you can see natural wine entering the world of fine wine.

Yoshi and Kyoko Sato
Yoshi and Kyoko Sato
Central Otago, NZ
Additional Info

From The Producer

Alc.: 14.8% , Titratable Acidity : 5.1g/L , Residual Sugar : 1.0g/L, Volatile Acidity : 0.56g/L
Total SO2 10mg/L
From Northburn Vineyard

Blend : Pinot Gris (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2020
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Bright pinky orange colour. Layered nose of orange peel, fresh peach, quince, dry herbs. Complex but not heavy tone. Bright. Smooth attack and savoury flavours of caramelised apple, ripe apricot, orange, red cherry comes in.Full of suppleness and juiciness in the mouth but not heavy. Fine texture gives gentle mouthfeel all the way through with fresh acidity cleaning your tongue. This is a wine with generosity and balance. Long finish bringing all the fruity tastes to the end and some salty umami retained." - Sato Wines

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

Estimated delivery time frames with Australia Post can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the cart page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickup Due to some restrictions on our warehouse lease agreement and COVID concerns we are no longer offering Warehouse Pickup as an option and will be delivering all orders moving forward. Delivery is free (for orders over $149) and fast so please select one of our great delivery options at checkout. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this change! The Different Drop Team.

Express Same Day Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 10km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery. Express courier deliveries cannot be left unattended and require a receiver signature.

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FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts?

No our pricing is aiming to the best in the market already. For very large orders (weddings etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call. How does the price match work?

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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