Kusuda Martinborough Wines
Winery : Kusuda Martinborough Wines
Hiroyuki Kusuda's Martinborough vineyard has 1.6 ha of Pinot Noir, 1.2 of Syrah and even less Riesling. 'Hand-crafted' was never more apt; the now 'famous/infamous' vintage regime involves picking each grapes individually when it is at perfect ripeness, necessitating several fastidious passes through the vines.
2019 Kusuda Riesling: From Boulders Vineyard on Martinborough Terrace. Bone dry but with plenty of citrus fruit backed up by ripe yet focused acidity.
2018 Kusuda Pinot Noir SOLD OUT Hiro's notes - 'From the high-density block (majority 7400 plants/ha) we started to lease in 2011 then purchased after the 2015 vintage.' Always elegant and subtle but with flavours that build. Gentle spiciness.
2017 Kusuda Syrah: SOLD OUT Hiro's notes - 'Very low yields resulted intensely fragrant yet elegant, linear shaped wine with obvious aging potential.'