Sato

SATO | Mt Pisa, Cromwell, New Zealand

Yoshiaki Sato is a star in the making. He worked at Mt Edward wines, and started his first vintage of his own label in 2009. Yoshi’s early influences were the natural winemakers in France, and after working with Domaine Bizot in Vosne-Romanée and Domaine Pierre Frick in Alsace, he then moved to New Zealand and worked for a few years at Felton Road. Yoshi states Mike Weesring “has been a great inspiration and mentor” in his quest to make natural wines from the organic vineyards situated in Mt Pisa. Yoshi refuses to use industrial yeasts and bacteria and tries not to add any chemicals or additives during vinification and maturation in barrels. He adds only 15 ppm of SO2 at bottling, as he believes SO2 destroys natural microbial balance and breaks the original natural ferment flavour. With all these factors in winemaking, he believes Sato wines directly reflect the terroir of the vineyard expressing the original natural flavour of the grapes.

*Anonymous Wine represents Sato in Victoria only

WINES

2015 RIESLING
2015 PINOT GRIS
2014 L’ATYPIQUE GRIS
2014 CHARDONNAY
2013 CUVEE PARTICULAIRE PINOT NOIR
2014 PINOT NOIR
2013 L’INSOLITE PINOT NOIR
2013 L’INSOLITE PINOT NOIR