In 2019 Yoshiaki and Kyoko Sato produced two wines from North Canterbury; a Sav and a Pinot.
Here, the latter, is from Black Estate's Home Vineyard (BioGro certified organic), where the fruit was hand harvested, shipped overnight to the Sato's own vineyard and winery in Central Otago, and vinified there.
The fruit was given the same treatment that Sato Wines have become renowned for; destemmed, gently macerated for 3 weeks before being basket pressed into aged French oak barriques where it rest on fine lees for 21 months. Unfiltered, unfined, minimal sulphites added prior to kegging.
We are now offering our packaging-free natural wines for online delivery.
We work closely with wineries up and down the country to bring you organic, natural wines straight from the winery to our store, and offer them to you on tap, packaging free.
We fill to order, and fill into sturdy, heavy-duty 750ml swing top bottles that you can later reuse. The wines are held under nitrogen and the bottles are pre-gassed before filling to prevent oxidation. We suggest opening the wine within 2-3 weeks of purchasing it and consuming the wine within 1-2 days of opening.
Once you've finished with the bottle pop back to either one of our stores (442 K' Road, Auckland or 177 Cuba Street, Wellington) for a refill, or use the bottles for other drinks, ferments, sauces, etc!