Wine scores and reviews are important to us as they provide a clear indication of whether we are on the right track, and there is also the added benefit of letting you make the best choice possible by having an independent expert opinion.
With every vintage we strive towards creating the purest, most memorable, and best possible wine out of what nature has gifted us in the form of soil, sun, water and wind. It often morphs into a subtle art, with personal techniques, secrets, newest and at times most forgotten ways of making wine. This year we are celebrating with yet another recognition for what has become the icon of NZ winemaking — Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
“Strikes a terrific balance between mouthwatering acidity, fresh herbal notes of lemon verbena and thyme, and core flavors of key lime, meyer lemon, pineapple and tangerine. Gains momentum on the finish, where the flavors sing in harmony and complexity.” 93 POINTS / MARYANN WOROBIEC / Wine Spectator
As the cheers, laughter, smiles, hugs and glass clinking slowly faded into the background of the light lit backyard, we couldn’t help but remember the journey that led us to this moment. From vine to glass is a period of 12 months, seen in the vintage number that you see on the bottle, but for us, it has been a journey of 50 years.
A 93 Point score for wine in its purest, freshest, un-cellared form is the remarkable story of Marlborough wine — from the creation of the region’s first vineyards, to the global success of New Zealand’s Sauvignon Blanc industry — and is also the very personal story of Scott Family Winemakers. It is a story that involved a good deal of perseverance and like-mindedness, as well as some extraordinary ingenuity that revolutionised local winemaking.
True, New Zealand’s wine industry dates back more than a century, rather than a mere few decades. But we could all agree that good-tasting wine was popping up only in the late 1970s or even the early 1980s. Fast forward 40 years of hands-on work, risk, experimentation, failures, successes, endless days spent on the road and in the dirt, to elevate the image of NZ wine, all while juggling raising families.
The 93 Point bottle of Allan Scott Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc that you might be holding or pouring from is a warm hello and thank you from the family of innovative and adventurous winemakers — we have an unparalleled desire to let you try the best of what New Zealand has had to offer since 1975 and love nothing more than emptying a few bottles and sharing laughs together.
“Perhaps the biggest success for the business and Vintage 2021 has been its evolution into a true family business. Josh Scott and my younger daughter Sara Stocker assumed control of the company and head up the production, management and development of the company with a highly skilled operational team. They grew up on the vineyard, learned from the rest and brought their own flair into the company and wine. Vintage 2021 was their year and as the next year’s work starts now, the best is yet to come.” Allan Scott
Wherever you are in the world, we would like to invite you to “visit” us by cracking open a bottle of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, the perfect taste of a pure NZ summer, a journey of decades and a thousand words.