2020 Scorpo Bestia Pinot Gris

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Spice and texture frame this beautiful Mornington Pinot Gris




About The Wine

The Scorpo Bestia Pinot Grigio, as its name suggests, is a bit of a beast – though it's still quite loveable.

Made through the use of skin contact, where the grape skins rest in the wine before, during and/or after fermentation, the first thing you notice is the brilliant amber colour. The next thing you'll notice are the heady, spicy aromas, with its mix of cranberry, orange zest, herbs and smoke – not what you might expect from a Pinot Grigio. The skins contact gives the wine an awesome texture, which is mainly in the savoury realm.

This is a great wine to have with food where you can truly appreciate its savouriness and texture.

About Scorpo

The Scorpo family has wine in their blood.

Their heritage is littered with vino from Sicily, Sardinia and now the fertile soils of Mornington Peninsula. The wines are all grown on the family owned estate, meticulously managed and made by the patriarch, Paul.

Paul focuses primarily on premium Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris with a little Shiraz produced also. The wines are made in small quantities always put quality first and foremost.

These are elegant cool-climate wines made with integrity.

Winemaker Paul Scorpo
Winemaker Paul Scorpo
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Additional Info

From the Producer

100% Pinot Grigio

Hue between burnt orange and a Mutabilis rose. Rich aromatics, spicy, heady.

Aroma – Red ‘Sensation’ pear . Oranges. Morello cherry. Refined Palate grippy, wonderful texture. Briny, spicy, intense, exotic. Savoury phenolics. Flavours of Mandarin, orange jube, mixed with pears. Citrus pith and exotic spices accompany the long finish


Ripe grapes are harvested – 30% Wholes bunch, 70% Destemmed in an open top fermenter. 5 day cold soak, indigenous ferment over two weeks. Pressed after 30 days total. Aged for 12months in French oak barriques.

Blend : Pinot Gris (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Scorpo family
The Scorpo family
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"When pinot gris gets some love, attention and a makeover, it can morph into something more interesting. How? 25% whole bunches, 4 days' cold soak, 11 days on skins, wild fermentation, then pressed to used old oak for about 10 months. It’s like a rosé on steroids: plush, skinsy and phenolic yet so well handled. Complex aromas and flavours of potpourri, cranberry, dried orange rind, bitter herbs and wood smoke. The palate is all about texture, mostly savoury and finishes very dry. Moreish and incredibly satisfying; even better with antipasti, especially lardo." Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)


Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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