Scorpo 'Noirien' Pinot Noir 2023


The Pinot Noir for the Noirien (47% Road Block 115, 40% Road Block MV6, 13% Big Hill MV6) is hand-picked, predominantly de-stemmed, and open-vat fermented in a mixture of concrete and stainless steel. Pre-fermentation cold soaking of the de-stemmed fruit enhances flavours and complexity. Spontaneous wild yeast fermentation usually begins after 5 to 6 days, and the cap plunged as required. After fermentation, the wine is pressed and transferred to a selection of new (approx. 20%) and used (one, two and three year old) tight-grained French barriques for the Estate and High Density wines and 5% new oak for the Noirien. The wine is bottled unfiltered 12 to 13 months later and is suitable for vegans.

"Dark cherry, earthy, quite some orange peel amaro type things happening too, along with some brown spice and fennel. It’s fleshy and juicy, offers some gustatory bitterness, ripe strawberry, chicory, a grainy grip to tannin, with a saline and savoury finish of good length. Distinctive wine. Different, but good." 92pts | Gary Walsh | WineFront

Vegan Friendly

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