SCORPO - BESTIA PINOT GRIGIO 2020
"It’s like a rosé on steroids: plush, skinsy and phenolic yet so well handled. Complex aromas and flavours of potpourri, cranberry, dried orange rind, bitter herbs and wood smoke. The palate is all about texture, mostly savoury and finishes very dry. Moreish and incredibly satisfying; even better with antipasti, especially lardo" - James Halliday
Ripe grapes are harvested – between 20-50% Wholes bunch, rest are destemmed in and fermented in an open top fermenter. Five day cold soak, at least, before a wild yeast starts the fermentation. Pressed after 30 days total. Aged for 12 months in French oak barriques.
ORIGIN Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
GRAPES Pinot Grigio
Scorpo Wines are distinctive. The wines are made to express the flavours of the new world, in the style of the old world. They reflect their location and the unique characteristics of the soil and climate they are produced in. The Scorpo family chose Mornington Peninsula as the site for the vineyard due to the unique climatic conditions of the area, which are ideal for growing high quality cool climate varietals.
Passion for wine is in the Scorpo blood. It is a whole family operation stretching across generations and geography – from Sicily to Sardinia and now Australia.
Today, the Scorpo family vineyard in Merricks North, on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula combines old world practices with new world flavours. Scorpo Wines combines the family heritage with expertise in growing premium grapes, meticulous attention to site selection, and a best practice approach to vineyard management and processes, trusting the old axiom that great fruit makes great wine.
We make Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Rose, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio Tradizionale, and look to the greats from the regions of Burgundy, Alsace and Côte-Rôtie for inspiration.