Scout Chardonnay 2019
- New Zealand, 750ml
Lots of classic Marlborough Chardonnay citrus fruit matched with gun smoke and savoury notes. Lovely brisk acidity that brings the palate to a close, showing some of the chewy extract from the skin ferment portion as well.
- Winery: Scout
- Varietal: Chardonnay
- Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
- Vintage: 2019
- Alcohol: 13.4%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Screwcap
- Other: Contains sulphites
- Food pairing: Chicken; veal & pork; shrimp, crab & lobster; potato & squash; cream & pesto sauces; mild & semi soft cheeses
Scout's first Marlborough Chardonnay! 548 clone fruit was handpicked from a the clay hillside vineyard belonging to Josh Hammond in the Fairhall area of the Southern Valleys. Whole bunch pressed to a mix of puncheons and barriques for wild ferment. A small portions was also fermented on skins to give an element of texture to the middle and back palate. This technique helps bring a savoury, umami edge to the wines - something Scout loves in Chardonnay. The wine naturally went through MLF with minimal stirring before bottling in Feb 2020.
Natural questioners and observers, Sarah Adamson and Greg Lane have honed their winemaking craft for 13 years, traveling the world with unstoppable curiosity and many years of dreaming before finally launching Scout Wines in 2017. One from the deep south of New Zealand with a natural instinct for wine from her parents, the other from South Australia playing hide and seek in their grandpa’s wine cellar, together they combine passion and experience from two of the greatest winemaking regions in the whole Pacific. These wines are aptly named after Scout from the book To Kill A Mockingbird, a character defined by the same curiosity that drove Sarah and Adam to craft the impeccable wines that they do today, traveling far and wide to learn, understand and appreciate great wine. One part influence from great winemakers and one part personal flair creates a range of wines that is uniquely their own, producing elegant and refreshing wines that they want to drink themselves as much as they want to share them with the world!
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