2018 Kunoh Narcissus
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.
40% Pinot Gris, 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 18% Chardonnay and 2% Gewurztraminer and Riesling from the Tasman vineyard. It feels South-East Asian, full of lemongrass and ginger, the Gewurz adding a lilt of florals. A wine for those who love Aesop products and clean linen.