new zealand central otago
Grape variety: Pinot Gris
" Sato Pnot Gris L'atypique 2021 " is one of Sato Wines' most popular orange wines.
Since 2021 , which has been released this time, the Pinot Gris field that has been the source has changed, and it has become 100% from the Red Shed field located in Bendigo (in 2020 , there is no production itself due to grape procurement issues). In 2019, some SB was blended, but in 2021 , it will return to 100% Pinot Gris. The color tone is similar to a dark rosé, and the overall impression is a gentle and friendly type of orange wine.
21 years (no production in 20) from a RedShed vineyard located in Bendigo, on sandy loam soil with well-drained gravel. Destemmed and pre-fermentation soak for about 7 days, natural fermentation and skin contact (25 days in total). Basket pressed, blended in stainless steel tanks, aged for 14 months in old barrels, with MLF. A total of 15ppm of sulfites are added before bottling. Unfiltered, no clarifiers used.
Sato Wines is one of the world's leading Pinot Noir brewing regions and is located in Central Otago, New Zealand's South Island, which is also the southernmost wine-producing region in the world . A very small production boutique winery started by a couple in 2009 ( 1900 boxes as of 2019 , exported to 16 countries including Japan ). From 2019VT , we have our own brewery, and we are starting to release wine " La Ferme de Sato " from our own fields, so we are getting more and more attention both in Japan and overseas. increase.
Self-proclaimed "Vigneron" (Note: Winemakers who prioritize work in the field sometimes avoid the title of Winemaker), Mr. and Mrs. Sato, who have finally obtained high-quality grapes through their tireless efforts. Sato Wines wine is produced. They learned from the great makers of traditional wine countries and were greatly influenced by them. The cultivated grapes are carefully brewed without any additives (except for a small amount of antioxidants before bottling). The wines that are produced enjoy the benefits of Central Otago's cool climate and large temperature differences, while giving you a sense of richness and vitality that permeates your body. what a wonderful thing. At the bottom of it is, "I don't want to destroy the harmonious microbial environment that is handed down from the field to the bottle as much as possible. I want to make wine that correctly reflects the terroir and vintage." Good wine is literally alive. There is a firm conviction of Mr. and Mrs. Sato, who says, "I believe that there is."
“First and foremost, it is important to respect the land on which we make our wine. Therefore, we believe that grapes should be grown organically or biodynamically, and grapes should be grown without human intervention. We also believe in minimal and reincarnation into wine: a “pure, living wine” that reflects the terroir of this beautiful region of Central Otago, where grapes are harvested full of vitality and health. We can't help but be excited by the challenge of creating it."... These words by Mr. Yoshiaki exemplify the appeal of Sato Wines. You can definitely see it inside.