For anyone who thinks they have the midas touch required to become one of only 230 master sommeliers worldwide, the Scott Base ‘Pinot Project’ provides all the ingredients to finesse the vintner’s craft. Applicable for both wine buffs and novices alike, the team from Allan Scott Family Winemakers is providing pinot-loving Kiwis with the unique opportunity to try their hand at the delicate art of wine blending, all from the comfort of their own home.
The premium selection of wines from its Central Otago Scott Base vineyard make up the ultra-exclusive Pinot Project case, with each case housing three ‘clones’ (slight variations of the Pinot Noir grape that provide different nuances, structures and flavours) which the winemaking team, led by Josh Scott, have used to create the very unique Scott Base Reserve Pinot Noir (the fourth bottle in the case).
- Clone 5
- Clone 10/5
- Clone 777
- Scott Base Pinot Noir Central Otago Reserve 2015
Once wine lovers have crafted their unique blend perfected to taste, they can submit it to the Allan Scott team for the chance to win a trip to the Scott Base Vineyard in Cromwell to develop a special 2017 Scott Base Pinot Noir blend alongside the winemakers. Entries will be judged by a panel of experts who will replicate each specific recipe in order to determine the best tasting blend.
When entering online contestants can also download and recreate exclusive recipes from Twelve Trees Head Chef Lawrence Purser which have been designed to match the Scott Base Reserve Pinot Noir and bring the blend’s deep flavours to life.
*Case contains four bottles of Pinot Noir including clone 5, clone 10/5, clone 777 and the Scott Base 2015 Reserve.