A lively and intense nose captures a wide range of berries. Fresh raspberries, mulberries and boysenberries present first and foremost, complemented by a mix of spices such as clove and Chinese fivespice, then finished off with a hint of violets and bouquet garni. The palate is uniform, direct and poised with a gentle roundness. Again fresh berries dominate the palate, along with raspberry lemonade and ruby grapefruit with plentiful fine chalky tannins and a fresh crunch to finish that reminds us that this wine appears fine and delicate but has ample strength to evolve over a fair while. - Paul Scorpo
How was it made?
The 2021 Scorpo Noirien Pinot is all from estate fruit. 18% of the blend was 115 clone handpicked from Stanleys Road on 10/3/21. no whole bunches. 13.1 Baume. It was given a five-day cold soak and fermented with no whole bunches, coming off skins after 21 days. 22% is MV6 from Stanleys Road picked 16/3/21 and given a five-day cold soak before fermentation with 10% whole bunches. It likewise spent 21 days on skins. The other 60% is also MV6, this time from the Big Hill block on the Stanleys Road Vineyard. Picked on 21/0321 and 22/03/21. and given a six-day cold soak before fermentation with 10% whole bunches. It spent 23 days on skins. All wild yeast fermented. 62% of the blend was matured in 2- to 5-year-old French oak, with the balance left in a 5000-litre concrete tank. Bottled without fining or filtration.