Elegant, darkly fruited, lots of hibiscus and peaflower. Sandy tannin that has you reaching for a steak. Kintsugi is the ancient Japanese art of “golden joinery”, the creation of enduring beauty from broken fragments of ancient pottery as they are pieced together with lacquer laced with gold. The process inspired the wine’s name, selecting the best parcels of old vine fruit from a single year. It is, in their opinion, the best Southern Rhone inspired wine that they could manage to make, no matter what goes in. Bernice Ong and Julian Forwood have worked in the wine industry for many years, starting the Ministry of Clouds label together to celebrate the things they are most passionate about in wine.