2019 Scout Marlborough Pinot Noir

Marlborough, NZ

The lighter, red-fruited Pinot Noir from the Scout duo's home region.




About The Wine

Sarah Adamson and Greg Lane had a serious amount of experience making wine all over the world before they kicked off their own label. 

It was worth the wait. The wines have come out all guns blazing.

This is a very, very good value Pinot Noir from the Southern Valleys region of Marlborough.

It's tight, crunchy, spiced up by about a third whole bunches in the ferment. It's got freshness and a bit of attitude. Just the kind of bright, jovial wine you might expect from a young couple on the up and up.

Kiwi Pinot doesn't come much better for the price.

Sarah Adamson and Greg Lane
Sarah Adamson and Greg Lane
Marlborough, NZ
Additional Info

From The Producer

The Southern Valleys lie at the base of the Wither Hills in Marlborough, and possess the highest content of clay in the soil, making the area perfectly suited to perfumed Pinot Noir. The grapes for this wine was sourced from the certified organic Yarrum Vineyard. It is the neighbouring vineyard to the Tilly Vineyard, where we sourced our fruit from previously.

A mix of clone 5 and 777, the grapes were handpicked, and fermented with 30% whole bunches, During ferment, the wine was only pumped over twice per day, and never plunged. We did this to try and capture what we feel is the strong suit of Southern Valleys Pinot which is the floral, perfumed aromatics. The use of whole bunch was to help accentuate this. Once pressed after 28 days on skins, we aged it in old barriques, again to help maintain the beautiful lifted aromatics.

We feel that this wine shows a different side to Marlborough Pinot, in essence steering away from the regional norm which is to push ripeness and extraction in order to make consumer friendly wines. We feel the unique qualities of the Southern Valleys fruit may get lost in this style and so have tried to promote them here.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Greg in the winery
Greg in the winery
Marlborough, NZ
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"There’s an unusual aroma to this wine. It reminds me of rye bread but I’m not sure that’s accurate. It’s sweet/sour in one and it plays out on the palate too. This is a cherried, smoky, slightly reductive pinot of light- to medium-weight and good general character. It certainly has its quirks. Does it really get me over the line? Short answer is: yes and no." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)


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