Named after a tiny parcel / vineyard owned by their friend “Kasi,” this wine is a blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, skin-fermented. It shows a beautiful nose – lifted with a dash of VA but nicely integrated, bringing freshness and verve to an array of crushed red fruit, blackberry and greens. Finally structured and pulsating, the wine is compact, dense, yet also lean and linear. This is a serious not-even-cool, but cold climate red wine at 11% – but it feels perfectly settled and content. This reminds me a lot of Jura reds: lightly sauvage, piquant and bright, begging the question that the Trink online magazine recently asked: “Is the former East Germany the new Jura?” The answer is, of course, no – but it’s an entertaining sentence to write.