Scout Southern Valleys Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

January 7, 2021By Yvonne

Scout Southern Valleys Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 $34 This debut Marlborough chardonnay from the young, talented, winemaking twosome of Sarah Adamson and Greg Lane is crafted from clone 548 grapes, that were handpicked from their mate Josh Hammond’s vineyard in the Fairhall district and pressed as whole bunches into a combo of oak puncheons (500lt) and barriques (225lt) for … Read More

Scout Lowburn Central Otago Chardonnay 2019

January 7, 2021By Yvonne

Scout Lowburn Central Otago Chardonnay 2019 $34 Gorgeous chardonnay here from a site situated on the stony slopes above Lake Dunstan. Harvested and pressed directly to barrels where it went through a natural/wild/indigenous primary ferment and a healthy 100% malolactic secondary ferment. The result is a a grilled peach and grapefruit-stacked chardonnay oozing personality, plucky … Read More

Scout Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019

July 7, 2020By Yvonne

$30 Supernice, apple-injected pinot gris from Marlborough that boasts incredible lift and spice on the nose and a really clean, textural, weighty mouthfeel. Nicely done by young winemaking team Sarah Adamson and Greg Lane and the groovy label art is done by Michelle Lane, who works over in Adelaide and Kangaroo Island – she’s also … Read More

Scout Glasnevin Waipara Riesling 2019

June 30, 2020By Yvonne

Scout Glasnevin Waipara Riesling 2019 $30 Don’t let the ultra-soft, delicate, lemony aromatics fool you because as soon as this hits your palate it’s like biting into a spanky-fresh Braeburn apple with that twang of bitterness from the skin snaking across the juiciness in the mid-palate and a hit of honeysuckle reignites the varietal character.  … Read More

Scout Wines Nelson Pinot Gris 2018 $30

January 1, 2019By Yvonne

It’s all about texture, texture, texture here in this organically-grown gris from Nelson’s alluvial Hope gravels. On the nose it shows green nectarine, mineral, quince and chalky notes that all osmose through onto the palate in a fresh, grigio-style example. Fresh, crunchy, lean, foot-stomped and fermented in a combination of tanks and old barrels, with … Read More