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Scarborough wines is a family owned and operate winery based in the Hunter Valley. Ian and Merralea Scarborough established the vineyards and wine making operation with an extensive background in winemaking and hospitality respectively. Son Jerome and daughter Sally are also intrinsic to the winery’s operation. Scarborough has a focus on Chardonnay, Semillon and Pinot Noir.
Scarborough wines is set on an elevation in Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley wine region in New South Wales. The home vineyard is set over 30 acres on of the valley’s highest points. The Sunshine vineyard is set on Wine Country Drive in Rothbury and did form part of the old Lindeman’s estate. The Sunshine vineyard is a landmark vineyard site in the Hunter Valley.
Scarborough Wine Styles
Very approachable, the Scarborough wines are made for medium cellaring or early consumption. Cleanly made, vibrant and fruit driven, these are wines that show great balance and excellent fruit purity. Semillon is made in two styles (White label with more intensity, cellaring potential) and sourced from separate vineyard sites. Chardonnay is likewise produced in several styles – Chablis-like Blue label seeks early drinking while the Yellow label has a more traditional, full bodied appeal.
Scarborough is the core brand.
While Ian Scarborough takes a lot of influence from his love of the wines of Burgundy, winemaking utilises modern science and technologies to produce wines in a clean, fruit forward style. Oak trials have been taking place for Chardonnay.
|Wine Region||Hunter Valley|
|Address||179 Gillards Road, Pokolbin, NSW, 2320, Australia|
|Phone||(02) 4998 7563|
Colour: Golden straw. Nose: Honey, buttery and toasty characters. Palate: Cashews, honey and integrated French oak flavours.
Deep yellow colour: very forward for an '11. Green, underripe fruit aromas reminiscent of sauvignon blanc/semillon. Tangy acidity which is a bit shrill and harsh: palate lacks softness and harmony. Pleasant enough wine, but a bit green and lacks f...
Pale straw colour. Very rocky mineral aromas, with strong herbal notes, a trace of geranium too. Rather shrill acidity, edgy and tart. Needs food: hard to enjoy this solo. Lean and tight in mouth, and could cellar well.