Type: Red Wine
Country: Australia
Region: Geelong
Code: SCOT015
Rated 96 Points in James Halliday Wine Companion, this is World Class cool climate Pinot Noir.
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Scotchmans Hill

Established in 1982, Scotchmans Hill is located in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula. A producer of premium cool maritime climate wines, Scotchmans Hill has been a leading local winery for over thirty years and is rated among James Halliday’s Top 100 Australian Wineries.

Deep garnet in appearance with a bright hue, the bouquet is ripe and perfumed with an array of scents ranging from dark cherries and plums to spice.
Traditional pairings such as duck and lamb enhance the fruit sweetness of the wine.
Winemaking Region: Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria. - Clone: MV6, 114, 115 - Soil Type: Self mulching black vertosol derived from tertiary basalt. - Harvest Date: 06/03/20 to 15/03/20 - Yield: 2.65kg/vine. 2.65tn/acre, 6.6tn/ha, 46hl/ha - Winemaking: De-stemmed to small fermenters with the inclusion of 15% whole bunches and cold soaked for 5 days. Wild ferment at 28 degrees for 7 days. Pressed to barrel for a wild malolactic fermentation. Racked and bottled in June 2019. - Oak Use: Matured in new to 4 year old French barriques for 12 months. - Cellaring: 2022 to 2027.

Wine Merchant Magazine Top 100, 2023. Jancisrobinson.com, 2023, 17: "Very pale, even for Pinot, and beautifully bright. Smells of crushed hawthorn berries and roses in the rain. Lucent fruit, holding a bruise-red fragility. Blood orange bleeds raspberries, red apple skin and cinnamon. Limpid tannins. Ironstone minerality. If garnet were a liquid, surely this is what it would taste like" Wine Merchant Magazine, 2022, Tried and Tested: "The Bellarine peninsula near Geelong in Victoria has a cool maritime climate that, on paper, suits Pinot Noir and the proof is right here in the bottle. There's an agreeable earthiness as well as gentle plumminess and a hint of spice. The kind of wine you could confidently pour for even the pickiest Pinot perfectionist."

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