Made by the Allan Scott Family, The Scott Base range is meant to show off what single vineyards can really do and today we’re sipping their 2015 Pinot Noir from Central Otago.
Overlooking the Cromwell township, they have sought to express what Central Otago Pinot Noir has to offer with an innovative spirit and detail to winemaking.
In 2008, the Scott family realised the nickname for their vineyard in Cromwell – ‘Scott Base’ – had a strong connection to Sir Ed’s legacy, and decided to give something back by supporting the Antarctic Heritage Trust’s mission to preserve Kiwi history in Antarctica (including the restoration of Sir Ed’s Hut at Scott Base). They’ve since donated five percent of all Scott Base wine sales to the Trust.
Scott Base Pinot Noir 2015 by Allan Scott
Edgy and vibrant, this is a Pinot to take notice of. Youthful and powerful fruit with raspberries, bright cherries with some wildness mixed in.
There is an underlying body full of grit and tannin, but its soft enough that the overall experience is a luscious, eventful ride full of turns and twists, making you feel like you might just want to take that bungy jump after all.