About The Wine
Yoshi Sato's Pinot Noir is an ethereal example of how to translate site into wine via natural winemaking.
There's nothing added, nothing taken away during the winemaking process. Every ounce of character from this organically farmed site is preserved in the glass.
It's a wine of rare precision and delicacy and one that is highly sought-after by collectors in the know.
If you want to try the very best natural wines in NZ, this should absolutely be on your list.
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.