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Vino Volta

08. Scorpio— 2018 VINO VOLTA 'Beneath the Flor' Chenin Blanc


A charismatic drop, ‘Beneath the Flor’ Chenin Blanc has been made in a Jura-esque style. On the richer, fuller side of whites, but still possessing the clarity that is Chenin Blanc. 

Notes of toasted bread, shiitake mushrooms, umami and that mesmerising leesyness that brings texture and breadth to the mouth. Much like the magnetism of Scorpio, this is a wine you find yourself drawn into, peeling back the layers of depth and flavour with every sip. It has a truly captivating essence. 

A brooding, complex white, reflective of the nature of Scorpio.

Vintage 2018 
Producer VINO VOLTA 
Category WHITE 


Winemaker’s notes

'High quality Chenin Blanc from a Gingin Vineyard was fermented and then clarified in a way that preserved its bright fruit characters. It was filled to 5-year-old Burgundy barriques on ullage and a yeast ‘flor’ allowed to develop over the wine. This is important as the wine beneath the ‘flor’ is then protected from air. It ages in a warm cellar for in excess of 14 months, concentrates and takes on flor-derived characters. There is no wine quite like this one in Australia. Bright, fresh green apple and preserved lemon, a delicate creamy palate with sea spray and oyster-like characters, finishes tight and tart. Should be served chilled.'



Scorpio Season - October 24 to November 22

Ruler | Pluto & Mars - Element | Water - Quality | Fixed


Scorpio, the perfect storm.

As enigmatic as the ocean. Magnetic in your tidal pull. Calm to the surface while complexity reigns beneath. Depth, danger and complexity. Electric and transformative, you are the perfect storm.

Coveted emotions. You feel so strongly yet express so rarely. Constrained by a well-controlled nature. A friendly, open approach is your pretence for privacy. You invest so much in others yet reveal so little of yourself. Still, as reserved as you may try to be, your intensity cannot be ignored.

You sparkle with hypnotic magnetism; a transfixing force iconic to Scorpio. A dangerous allure, energetically polarising; you attract yet repel. Protective of the inner workings of your psyche. Mystery illuminated by fire; desire. It’s this air of ambiguity that makes you so seductive.

Ruled by both Pluto and Mars your energy is transformation, destruction and force. Patient to a point. The provocateur quickly becomes the victim. The sting of the Scorpion may be unspoken, but it is surely felt. A dark cloud descends. Amorphous, unbridled; a deluge.

Your soul’s purpose is to protect and contribute. A powerhouse of strength, drive and determination, collaboration is to resist the urge for control. Temper your ego and open your empathy. Aspiring to contribute your energy to a collective cause will bring you more meaning than going it alone. You are innately protective of others, profoundly paternal and completely loyal in love.

Passionate, powerful, volatile, creative and mesmerising. In a word; addictive.