Alyssum 2020 Sato Wines


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Grape variety: Gamay

" Alyssum / Alyssum 2020 " is a red made from Gamay, which is planted only 0.25ha in our own field.

2020 is a vintage that I am really looking forward to, as Mr. Sato deepens his confidence, saying that it is "surprisingly good."

The name of the wine comes from the small flowers of Alyssum that bloom in the fields in the spring, and the charm of Gamay, which is not flashy but has value in its delicate and modest beauty.

Since it is the least produced of the five types of La Ferme de Satou, we cannot offer a satisfactory number, but we would like you to add it to your collection.

In addition, this product is bottled by hand at the domaine and has a cork + wax closure.

20 years in which Mr. Sato deepens his confidence, saying, "It's surprisingly good." Gamay praises the graceful elegance of small Alyssum flowers that bloom in the fields in spring. All hand-picked grapes are destemmed and cold soaked for just over a week. Naturally fermented in small open tanks, basket pressed and blended in stainless steel, then aged in old barrels for 17 months (with MLF). Added 15ppm of sulfites before bottling. Aged in bottle for 12 months or more. Unfiltered, no clarifiers used.

[ La Ferme de Sato (Sato Wines)]

Mr. and Mrs. Sato, who have studied with respected traditional natural wine producers who inspired them to aim to make natural wine mainly in France, and pursued "what is wine?" It can be said that it was

It was in 2015 that we finally found land with good conditions and started our own field project.

We found and purchased a suitable piece of land located on a steep slope with a reasonable size at an altitude of over 300m on average in the Central Otago Pisa area.

Biodynamic cultivation was started from the beginning, and five grape varieties , Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc, and Gamay, are planted in an area of ​​3.1ha .

The long-awaited first release of 2019 was unveiled in Japan last year and thankfully attracted a lot of attention.

This time it will be released in 2020 , which is the second vintage for LFS .

First of all, it is worth mentioning the climate conditions.

Even if you think in a span of 5 years, there will not be as cool a year as 20 years after 2021 , and it may be a vintage with special meaning over the next 5 years or more.

“Because 2020 was a cool year, the bunches of grapes were small, and in terms of production volume, it was small. , the expectations are only increasing.