2018 Kunoh 'Freesia' Syrah
Yuki Nakano is a flying winemaker, a recent phenomenon indulged by that of young vignerons who, instead of committing to one plot, chase seasons all over the world. They decide what they work with, who they work with and what they produce, to an ever intriguing array of results. It’s an exercise in creativity and freedom as a winemaker, less about the beauty of growing fruit themselves. He floats mostly between Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
Freesia is part of Yuki’s New Zealand collection, made in Alex Craighead’s, of Kindeli, facility. It is straight up Syrah, heady and bright. It went through a slight carbonic maceration, quickly transferred to steel and aged there for ten months. It is cherried, brambly, easy to drink and easy to think about. Isn’t that what we all want...sometimes?