SCORPO - EOCENE HIGH DENSITY VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2018
"The fruit is deep and complex, no surprise, but the savoury tannin support has also been well managed" - James Halliday
Handpicked fruit. Wild yeast fermented in open stainless steel fermenters with 10% whole bunch, 90% de-stemmed fruit. Pressed out after 20 days. Indigenous malolactic fermentation follows after wine is transferred to French oak barrels. Wine is bottled without fining or filtration 13 months later.
ORIGIN Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
GRAPES Pinot Noir
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.