2019 Kunoh Alstroemetia Pinot Noir
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.
This is mostly all Pinot Noir, but a couple of different ways. A two week maceration on one ferment, a light whole bunch guy on the other. Pressed and blended and aged in old oak. Like Pinot that’s been farmed well and vinified right, this is rich on the nose, classic red fruit. Delicate and pillow soft on the palate. Begs for more, like a perfect kiss. Chill it and drink it down.