Sato Wines is a wine producer in the Otago region on the south island of New Zealand. It was founded in 2009 by Yoshiaki and Kyoto Sato, who previously worked in banking. Yoshiaki gained work experience at Domaine Bizot in Vosne-Romanée, Burgundy and at Domaine Pierre Frick in Alsace.

Owners: Yoshiaki and Kyoto Sato.

White wines

Pinot Gris2014 Certified organic grapes from Northburn Station vineyard. No skin contact. 14m in neutral barrels. 40ppm sulfites. 

Pinot Gris, L’Atqpique2013 Certified organic grapes from Northburn Station. 27 days on skins. 14m in barrels (neutral, various ages). 25ppm sulfites. | 2014 Certified organic grapes from Northburn Station vineyard. 100 days on skins. Fishy, interesting (Real Wine Fair 2017). 

Riesling2014 Certified organic grapes from Northburn Station vineyard. No skin contact. 14m in stainless steel. 50ppm sulfites. Nice and citric (Real Wine Fair 2017).

Red wines

Pinot Noir2013 Certified organic grapes from Pisa Terrace Vineyard. 18m in barrels. Unfined, unfiltered. <10ppm sulfites. | 2014 Certified organic grapes from Pisa Terrace Vineyard. Fermented in plastic tanks. Aged 17m in old oak. V nice fruit (Real Wine Fair 2017).

Contact

Sato Wines Ltd

PO Box 137

Cromwell 9342, New Zealand

Tel+64 (0)3.445.0906 | www.satowines.com

Bibliography

Real Wine Fair 2017, Tobacco Dock, London 7-8th May.