Scorpo 'Old Cherry Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2021


Scorpo has for some time sat comfortably within the highest rank of Australian cool-climate winegrowers, quietly composing excellent wines and steadily raising the bar year upon year. The vines are planted at an altitude of between 70 and 100m on a north- to northeast-facing slope with a 10% gradient. It’s a brilliant suntrap with ideal drainage to slowly grow and ripen grapes. They are wines which - without ever raising their voice - resonate equally with the mind and senses.

This is the wine originally known (in vintages 2017 and '18) as Eocene High-Density Vineyard Pinot Noir. It was renamed in 2020 to differentiate it from the Eocene-label Pinot Noir, which comes from the original (1996) plantings of MV6-clone Pinot Noir.

The fruit for this wine is grown on the iron-rich soils of Paul Scorpo’s high-density Pinot Noir block (the Old Cherry Orchard!) planted to Abel clone at a density of 10,000 vines per hectare. 

"This is up there as one of the finest pinots from the peninsula this vintage. Its beautiful and stately at the same time. Deep flavours of cherries and pips, blood orange and Angostura bitters, mint and spicy oak just mingling in the background. Persuasive tannins, textural and lithe join up with refreshing acidity to ensure the finish is long and satisfying. Yep, a humdinger. 97 points. Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion " 97pts | Jane Faulkner | Wine Companion

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