new zealand nelson
Grape variety: Pinot Noir
PN aged in oak barrels, whole bunch fermentation with wild yeasts . 95% of the whole is whole bunch fermentation ( 20 days). Partial carbonic maceration or 10 day maceration. Aged for 9 months in oak barrels (no new barrels) before bottling. Unfiltered, no additives.
Pinot Noir that Mr. Nakano leased and began cultivating with his own hands. Nelson's vineyards are close to the sea, and the sea breezes are very strong, resulting in healthy grapes. 95% of the whole is whole bunch fermentation, and then the red is aged for 9 months in oak barrels (no new barrels are used). Firm tannins are fine, non-sticky and smooth when freshly opened. A follow-up tasting from the same 2020 Pinot Noir has a surprisingly strong fruit energy, with some WB but no blueness at all. It looks like it will look great when matured. 180 bottles were shipped to Japan.
Based in Nelson , NZ , Kunoh Wines is a label by Yuki Nakano, a promising young Japanese brewer . Mr. Nakano is from Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto Prefecture, and came into contact with wine when he visited Australia as an exchange student during his university days. After graduating from university, he started winemaking in 2015 while working at a French/Italian restaurant in Osaka . The number nine is read as Kuno in Noh mask , and Kuno is the last name of Mr. Nakano's maternal grandparents . So, the Kunoh Wines project , which started with the desire to leave the name of Kuno as a wine label, is currently releasing wines from Nelson in New Zealand and Miyagi Prefecture in Japan . It is based in New Zealand. Nakano's own interpretation of "something that oozes out" from his daily life and the character of the land. “Thank you to everyone in Japan. I ’m Yuki Nakano from Kuno Wine . We hope that you will enjoy the 2020 wine, which is brewed from grapes that have grown healthy under the strong sea breeze .