Yoshiaki Sato and his wife Kyoko moved to Central Otago in 2006 and have been producing wines made with minimal intervention ever since. Yoshiaki and Kyoko have completed vintages together in Burgundy, the Loire and Alsace and to this day work under the mentorship of Pierre Frick. Until now Yoshiaki has been sourcing fruit from organic vineyards around Central Otago and in early 2016 purchased his own farm in the Pisa sub-region which he has planted with Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gamay Noir and Pinot Noir.
Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Light body, fresh acidity with apricot notes and stone fruits. Long finish.
High acidity with medium body. On the palate, notes of petrol, blossom flowers and citrus. Long finish.
Pinot Gris 2018
Medium body with nice acidity, deep and rich texture with notes of stone fruits and cinnamon spice. Creamy on the palate with a long length.
Pisa Terrace 2016
Floral with red & black berry nose. Medium dense body with cherry fruits and spices. Long length.
Top Pinot Noir, so named for its (unusual) 100% whole bunch fermentation. Black currant and red fruits composed the aromatic palette of this wine with a long end with silky tannins.