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Allan Scott, Scott Base Central Otago Pinot Noir Reserve



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Aromas of berry fruit and black cherries, with wild thyme and nutty oak over layers of savoury spice. It is a medium-bodied wine that is rich and luscious, with supple tannins, balanced acidity, and a long finish. Quite simply: the best of the best. Will match beautifully with lamb, beef and venison over the next five or more years.



The Scott family, owners of Allan Scott Family Winemakers, have long had an affinity with Central Otago. The Scott Base Vineyard was established in 1994 and is situated in the heart of Central Otago on terraces overlooking the town of Cromwell and Lake Dunstan.

Scott Base is a terraced vineyard with sandy, silty, loam soil, and sustainably managed. The vines are spur pruned and the laterals removed to encourage the vine to concentrate on fruit production. The Pinot Noir Reserve grapes come off the vines at the bottom of the terrace.

Each batch of grapes was hand-picked in the cool of the morning, pressed, and the juice settled at cool temperatures. This was then 25% whole bunch fermented using wild yeasts. When the alcoholic fermentation is near completion the wine is allowed to go through a full malolactic fermentation and then a further maturation in barrels.

This Pinot Noir Reserve is big, grunty, and full bodied. The luscious deep burgundy colour carries lots of toasted cigar and cedar notes and is backed up with juicy plum jam and ripe tamarillo aromas. It has a rich fruit sweetness but finishes surprisingly smooth on the palate, with a smokiness that lingers on. It needs to be cellared for 3 to 4 years to be at its best as its still so big now. Quite simply, the best of our Central Otago range. Try with wild game meat 


We aim to keep our vintage information up to date but the vintage displayed may not always being the vintage in stock. If you require a specific vintage please get in touch.
, Pinot Noir
AllergensMay contain allergens please contact us if you require any additional information
Biodynamic No
Organic No
Natural No
Grape Pinot Noir
Vegan Yes
Oak Levels No
Vegetarian Yes
Vintage 2016
ABV 13.5%
Bottle Size 750ml
Country New Zealand
Producer Allan Scott Family Winemakers
EW Bin Number NZE063
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