Prancing Horse Estate
Red Hill South Victoria 3937
Scorpo has for some time sat comfortably within the highest rank of Australian cool-climate winegrowers, quietly composing excellent wines and steadily raising the bar year upon year. The planning, planting, nurturing and honing of the vineyard absorb the attention of trained horticulturist and landscape architect Paul Scorpo. The process of perfecting the site continues, with closer plantings and more precise clonal selections the latest developments. The vineyard rolls over red/brown, clay-rich soils derived from tertiary Eocene volcanic dating back about 40 million years. The vines are planted at an altitude of between 70 and 100m on a north- to a northeast-facing slope with a 10% gradient. It’s a brilliant suntrap with ideal drainage to grow and ripen grapes slowly. The celebrated Pinot Gris is planted both here and on the other side of the ridge - the southwest-exposed slope towards Port Phillip Bay. The wines are consistently imbued with nuance, depth, and texture. They are wines which - without ever raising their voice - resonate equally with the mind and senses.