Scout 2021 Central Otago Pinot Gris (6 Bottles) Waipara, New Zealand

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The 2022 Scout Pinot Gris is sourced from the Lowburn subregion of Central Otago.

This cool vineyard produced slow ripening fruit that developed deep flavour on the vine. It was hand harvested at optimal balance of sugar, acidity and flavour. In the winery, we took a very hands off approach, gently pressing the grapes before allowing wild ferment over the next 5 months in old, large format barrels. This gives great richness and texture without any oak flavour, and enhances the baked pear, and jasmine florals in the wine. A small portion of the fruit was crushed and fermented on skins for 2 weeks, like a red wine. Once blended back in, this gave the finished wine a hint of ginger and spice.

The cool climate has given us a richer, textural iteration of Scout Pinot Gris this vintage. A wine for contemplation and salty food.



About Scout Wines

Sarah Adamson, Winemaker at Scout Wines

Growing up in the Deep South of New Zealand, winemaking wasn’t even talked about when considering career options in my final years of school. Luckily, my parents had a great cellar and interest in wine which in turn sparked an enthusiasm

With a love for science and the outdoors I began to explore all options and found myself chatting to Invercargill’s only other Viticultural graduate. After a year of BSc and LLB, I left Canterbury University to pursue a career in winemaking. There was no turning back, and I have no regrets!

My favourite part of winemaking is blending. I love seeing all the parcels and batches come together to create what is going to be in the bottle.

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