5 Star Winery - Halliday Wine Companion
"Scorpo has for some time sat comfortably within the highest rank of Australian cool-climate winegrowers, quietly composing excellent wines and steadily raising the bar year upon year." - Cellarhand
"Scorpo Wines are distinctive. The wines are made to express the flavours of the new world, in the style of the old world. They reflect their location and the unique characteristics of the soil and climate they are produced in. The Scorpo family chose Mornington Peninsula as the site for their vineyard due to the unique climatic conditions of the area, which are ideal for growing high quality cool climate varietals. Scorpo Wines have also undertaken significant research to inform the selection of the specific varietal clones used in the vineyard. They make Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Shiraz, and look to the greats from the regions of Burgundy, Alsace and Côte-Rôtie for inspiration.
All grapes for Scorpo wines are handpicked and wild yeast fermented in old and new oak barrels. Pinot Noir and Shiraz are open-vat fermented; Chardonnay and Pinot Gris are fermented in old and new barrels. Each varietal clone is vinified individually to ensure that terroir differences are highlighted. Although new technologies that can improve the production and quality are embraced, the winemaking approach retains the tactility and individuality that traditional techniques offer." - Scorpo