Allan Scott Rosé 2014 and Scott Base Emperor Methode 2010

Being a family business, and starting from small beginnings, it is impressive to know that Allan Scott Family Winemakers is now a Category 2 or ‘Medium-Sized’ wine producer, making over 120,000 cases of wine from its 100 ha of vineyards in Marlborough. The company is multi-faceted with cellar door and restaurant, and has the full involvement of Allan and Cathy Scott’s three children. What is also fascinating is the Scott family’s ownership of a 6 ha vineyard just out of Cromwell in Central Otago. From this site, which was affectionately known as, but now formally named ‘Scott Base’, come tiny amounts of Pinot Noir and Sparkling wines, which are completely different to the Marlborough wines, these limited bottlings requiring small batch vinification and considerably more hands-on work. It is fortunate that the Allan Scott winery and staff are geared up for smaller lots and the making of sparkling wines, so the Scott Base wines are handled without undue problem. These winemakers take it all in their stride! Here, I review the new release Allan Scott Marlborough Rosé 2017, and the Scott Base ‘Emperor’ Central Otago Methode Blanc de Blanc 2010, two wines that couldn’t be more different, showing the skills of the staff to make these styles successfully. www.allanscott.comwww.scottbasevineyards.co.nz


  • Allan Scott Marlborough Rosé 2017
  • Scott Base ‘Emperor’ Central Otago Methode Traditionnelle Brut 2010

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