Mornington Peninsula

2018 Scorpo 'Pinsanto' Pinot Gris Mornington Peninsula

6 x 750ml
Technical Attributes
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Tasting Notes

It presents a layered and lifted nose, displaying upfront citrus notes, such as apricots and lemon cheesecake whilst behind, sweeter notes such as crème brûlée and burnt toffee support it. The unctuous palate is driving whilst providing opulence, warmth and generosity, with the characteristic maritime fresh concentrated acidity balancing the richness. Also showing honeycomb and orange rind with hints of ginger. Delicious now but sure to develop wonderfully for many years. - Paul Scorpo

Winemakers Note

We used fruit from our old Pinot Gris block in Merricks North. We let the fruit mature well into autumn so that the flavours could reach their richest potential, and had attained full aromatics. We picked when all the elements, including the acidity, were in balance. Harvest date was mid-April. The fruit was whole bunch pressed to tank, allowed to settle, with coarse solids removed. The must was then inoculated with cultured yeast and once the ferment had started, transferred to four-year-old and older barriques for maturation on lees over eight months. It was bottled on 24th January 2019. - Paul Scorpo