Sato

2020 La Ferme de Sato 'Sur Les Nuages' Pinot Noir

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La Ferme de Sato ("Sato Farm") are the range of wines from Yoshiaki and Kyoko Sato's very own vineyard. Here these vines have been tended to all year by Yoshiaki and Kyoko and made on-site too in their winery which is located at the top of their hillside vineyard. 

Vineyard: Sato Pisa Vineyard
Soil: Alluvial sandy or silt loam with schist & quartz gravel
Viticulture: No pesticides, herbicides, system fungicides or inorganic fertilisers used
Harvest: Hand picked. 3-26 April 2020. 24 hl/ha.
Vinification: Natural yeast fermentation. 25% whole bunch. 28-32 days on skins. No additives except for 15 mg/L sulphites before bottling.
Maturation: 22 months in French oak barrels. 16% new oak.
Bottling: 11 March 2022 without fining or filtration. 3899 bottles produced.