Kei Shiogai

Kei Shiogai is a bit of a superstar in Burgundy, quickly establishing himself as a talented and innovative winemaker.

Winemaker Kei Shiogai, originally from Japan, left Tokyo to pursue his interest in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, traveling to New Zealand. After a brief stay there, he continued to Burgundy, where he studied viticulture and winemaking in both Beaune and Dijon. After completing his education, Kei Shiogai began working in the cellars of some of the finest domaines, including Philippe Pacalet, Domaine Rousseau, and Domaine Roulot.

Today, Kei Shiogai exclusively produces Burgundy wines under his own name—and one must say, with great success.

Despite the massive demand and attention for the initial vintages, you can often be fortunate to acquire rare bottles from Kei Shiogai for sale by private collectors here on the ShareWine marketplace.

Philosophy behind Kei Shiogai’s Burgundy

Kei Shiogai's philosophy for wine production is deeply rooted in his passion for terroir, innovation, and an uncompromising pursuit of quality. These key features characterize the philosophy behind Kei Shiogai's wines:

  • Authentic Character of Terroir: Kei Shiogai believes that the soil, climate, and surroundings play a crucial role in the taste profile of wine. He, therefore, uncompromisingly strives to capture the authentic character of terroir in each cuvée. This involves careful grape cultivation and winemaking techniques that preserve and enhance the unique characteristics of the grapes, aiming to depict them in the purest way in each wine.

  • Creative Innovation: Kei Shiogai aims to explore new ways to express the potential of wine. He combines traditional production methods with modern innovation to create wines that are both timeless and innovative. This may include the use of new types of barrels, fermentation techniques, and experiments with different grape combinations.

  • Emotional Connection: In addition to the technical aspects of wine production, it is also Kei Shiogai's philosophy to create wines that emotionally connect with consumers. His goal is to enrich people's experiences and memories through the wines he produces.

Kei Shiogai's philosophy for wine production is a beautiful fusion of tradition, innovation, and respect for nature. It is a philosophy that draws on his deep love for the world of wine and his desire to share an exceptional tasting experience with others.

Various Bourgogne Wines by Kei Shiogai

Kei Shiogai produces exquisite wines that, with an artistic touch, showcase his talent and skill as a winemaker. Here is a brief description of some selected Kei Shiogai wines:

  • Bourgogne Blanc: Kei Shiogai's Bourgogne Blanc is an enchanting pure Chardonnay with sublime balance between freshness and depth. The wine opens with delightful aromas of white flowers, citrus fruits, and minerality. On the palate, the wine is lively and crisp with a pleasant acidic structure, highlighting the tasting notes of green apples, pears, and more minerality on the tongue. The long and persistent finish leaves a sense of purity and great elegance.

  • Bourgogne Rouge:

    Kei Shiogai's Bourgogne Rouge is a refreshing and lively Pinot Noir, presenting a delightful balance between fruitiness and structure. The aromas open with a wealth of red berries like raspberries and cherries, accompanied by subtle spices and a hint of undergrowth. On the palate, the wine is juicy with soft tannins and a fresh acidity that emphasizes the red berry symphony, concluding in a pleasant persistent finish.

  • Gevrey-Chambertin:

    Kei Shiogai Gevrey-Chambertin is an impressive wine that showcases his ability to create complex and deep wines. The scent is intense with aromas of dark berries like blackberries and black currants, intertwined with delicate flowers and subtle spices. On the palate, the wine is rich and full-bodied, almost meaty, with mature tannins and an impressive, yet velvety structure. The tasting experience evolves with nuances of dark chocolate, undergrowth, and a mineral undertone. The long finish leaves a sense of a great development potential.

  • Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru:

    The Kei Shiogai Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru is a majestic red wine that expresses the best of Kei's abilities as a winemaker. The scent is intense and complex with notes of ripe berries, including cherries and blueberries, intertwined with refined spices and a subtle smoky character. The taste is deep and concentrated with an impressive structure supporting the tasting notes of dark berries and an elegant touch of vanilla and toast.

The demand for these Burgundy wines from Kei Shiogai is sky-high, supported by the small production that is already allocated to collectors around the world before release. On ShareWine, however, you can often be fortunate to trade with precisely these collectors.