The Pinot Project - Allan Scott

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REINVENT YOURSELF AS A WINEMAKER

Create your own special blend Pinot Noir and be in to win.

The person who enters the best blend will win fights to Cromwell, NZ, with accommodation at Scott Base Vineyard. Here the winner will be part of the official Allan Scott wine tasting team that puts together the special 2017 Pinot Noir blend.
The Pinot Project is here to provide the Pinot Noir lovers of this world, not just some insight into the finer details of making world class, artisan Pinot Noir, but also a little chance to turn their hand to the delicate art of the ‘blending’ process.

Start by purchasing your very own case of the Pinot Project.

This special blending kit contains four different clones for you to mix to create your unique winning blend.

REINVENT YOURSELF AS A WINEMAKER

Congratulations Ross Anderson from Christchurch, the winner of The Pinot Project competition.

Check out Sarah, Sam & Toni from The Hits having a crack at it HERE

Start by purchasing your very own case of the Pinot Project.

This special blending kit contains three different clones for you to mix to create your unique winning blend plus a Reserve to enjoy.

Simply get a glass from your cupboard (or even better a measuring cup) and start mixing the three different clones, tasting as you go. Keep adding more of your favourite clone to get what you think could be a winner. Keep a record of what percentage of each clone is used in your special blend.

See below for information about the three clones, Reserve and delicious recipes created by our head chef to match with your special blend.

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COOK A MATCHING MEAL

Why not make a night of it and host a food and wine matching dinner? Sign Up to our database to download these delicious recipes created by our Head Chef, Lawrence Purser, that will bring the best out of these wines – your friends will love you for it.

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ABOUT THE WINES

Clone 5

The Clone comes from the famous Pommard region in France. It was isolated by UC Davis of California and was widely planted around the world in the 1970’s.

Our Scott Base Central Otago Clone 5 shows big rich primary red fruit, lots of dark cherry with a rich and fruity palate. It retains its acidity, has a good amount of French oak and finishes with some tight tannins.

Clone 10/5

This was the first Clone to come into NZ in the 60’s and was widely planted by the first Pinot Noir producers. It originates from Burgundy, France and although a lot of early producers used it for the production of Methode Traditionnelle , with age and good crop management it produces some outstanding wines.

Our Scott Base Central Otago 10/5 is extremely rich in ripe red fruit, it has a depth of flavour that gives a lingering complexity on the palate, and enough oak to integrate with the fruit.

Clone 777

This is one on the newer “sexier” Dijon clones from France, and popular with winemakers around New Zealand. It is specifically selected for its smaller crops, tight bunches and lovely fruit characters.

Our Scott Base Central Otago Clone 777 has some big black fruit, but also a herbal character with hints of chocolate and leather and a lot tighter tannins.

Reserve

This wine is a blend of the above three wines. Although all wines are outstanding by themselves…blending wines can sometimes bring different flavours together in harmony and here is a shining example of this.

Our Scott Base Central Otago Reserve is a lot fuller bodied in flavour with aromas of berry fruit and black cherries, wild thyme and toasty oak, layered with savoury spice. It is a medium-bodied wine that is rich and luscious, with supple tannins, balanced acidity, and a long finish. Quite simply: the best of the best.