Sato La Ferme De Sato Chant Du Vent Chardonnay 2021


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Central Otago, New Zealand
97 points


"Chant du Vent" translates to "Song of the Wind". A luscious Central Otago Chardonnay from the fabulous duo at Sato Wines.

The Sato Chant du Vent Chardonnay is sourced from across the three blocks planted by Yoshiaki and Kyoko Sato on their small vineyard in the shade of Mt. Pisa.

"Chant du Vent" translates to "Song of the Wind", which refers to the whistling noise created by the wind as it hurtles through the vineyard posts. The Satos want this wine, along with the Sur Les Nuages Pinot Noir, to represent their whole farm, so in a way, this is the Siren Song of the Sato vineyard.

It's a richly yet mineral-driven Chardonnay with plenty of weight and flavour. It will drink well now but also reward mid-term cellaring.


97 points
Ken Gargett

If one of the Pinots had not so enthralled me, this would undoubtedly be the wine I would be raving about even more than I have. The name apparently means ‘song of the wind’. My first two words, when scribbling notes, were refined and elegant. This wine is all that and more. There is the merest hint of oak, but it is so well integrated.

Good intensity, but with a wonderful delicacy and lightness. Great focus and a lingering finish. Exquisite and surely with 10 to 15 years ahead.


Screw cap
Serving Temp.
10-14 °C
Food pairing
Chicken and Turkey

Tasting Profile

A similar nose to the Chenin Blanc initially, oxidative honeyed spice and ripe nectarine; it settles slowly into a more nuanced, mineral-inflected expression with white pepper and floral high tones leading to a surprisingly fresh and clean river stone, clove/cinnamon apple undertow which frames and defines the wilder notes above.
The palate has tension from the outset which gives way to mouth-filling full-bodied mid. There is evidence of fruit restraint, but the back-palate is currently reticent and unyielding. As a result, it is front-palate dominant at present. The texture is grainy, if slightly on the warm side of alcohol, but there is plenty of material here to pad out the palate as it settles into its skin in bottle. As it breathes, more delineation appears on the nose and the palate also starts to take on more of a line from start to finish. 17.0

Sato La Ferme De Sato Chant Du Vent Chardonnay 2021

Sato La Ferme De Sato Chant Du Vent Chardonnay 2021

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