Scorpo produce two Chardonnays, the Aubaine being the lighter of the two. It is deceptively pale in the glass, and exhibits attractive grapefruit and nectarine, delicate minerality, and lees derived complexity on the nose. The palate shows more nectarine fruit, and flaunts a wonderfully slippery texture, as well as acidity that is at once delicate and vibrant with a savoury finish. All in all, a damn smart Chardonnay, especially given the price point.
Awards and Accolades
95 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "It has a come-hither aspect but the back half is elegant and long. A class act. Beautiful white peach, apple and pear with seamless integration of cedary/spicy oak. Delightful."
94 Points - Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front "An archetype of modern Australian chardonnay, in all its rip-roaring deliciousness. It flows so well. It feels so soft. It has backbone but it coats it in velvet. White peach, green apple, fresh/juicy pears, all infused with spicy/cedary oak. It draws you in, keeps you there, and then sets you sailing on the finish."
From the Winery
Chardonnay is made in a Burgundian tradition. The fruit is whole bunch pressed and sent directly to new and old French barrels. When fermentation is finished, the wine is sulphured to prevent malolactic fermentation - thus retaining the refreshing, mouth-watering, approachable acid that is a hallmark of maritime Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay. The wine is not battonaged. It feeds off the lees (or the mother as the Europeans refer to it) at its own pace. It is bottled after 12 months.
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