Ashton Hill Estate Pinot Noir 2017

Ashton Hills Estate Pinot Noir 2018

Adelaide Hills, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14.5%
Ashton Hill winemaker Stephen George in one of Australia's most skilful and versatile winemakers. Making powerful reds at Wendouree, he also produces some beautifully elegant Pinot Noirs at Ashton Hills in the Adelaide Hills.

This 2018 Ashton Hills Estate Pinot Noir is another delicious young Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir that is ready to be enjoyed now. Offering up plenty of bright cherry and spicy Pinot fruit that gives way to bay leaf, undergrowth and savory meaty notes as well as some peppery spice on the lingering finish. Very perfumed, the medium bodied palate is full of juicy fruit and finishes with an aromatic, crunchy-fresh close.

"95 Points. 50% Martini clones, 20% each D5V12 and 777 and 10% MV6, fermented with 30% whole bunches and matured in 1-3yo French oak for 10 months. The similarities to the Reserve are greater than the differences. This is elegant and very long, the oak absorbed, the whole bunch adding a savoury twist. Red fruits lead, purity follows. $55. 14.5% alc. Drink by: 2028. Screwcap" - James Halliday,

“Pick me, pick me!” There’s no ignoring the nose on this perfumed pinot. There’s dark chocolate Cherry Ripe going on in the glass, bright red berries interlaced with spice and gentle waves of tannins across the tongue. Balanced as the legendary Australian tightrope walker Con Colleano and a crowd pleaser on all fronts. Try balancing this beauty on a cheese platter with the sun on your noggin at the beautiful cellar door.”- Katie Spain, The Advertiser.

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Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Ashton Hills Vineyard winemaker Stephen George has long been regarded as an early pioneer of the now well-established viticultural site, the Adelaide Hills. Stephen established his 3ha dry-grown Ashton Hills Vineyard in the Piccadilly Valley in the early 1980s and began producing its first wines in 1987. The style reflects the region’s strong similarity to Burgundy and production levels have stayed true to the boutique nature of the winery’s beginnings.
South Australia
Adelaide Hills
The Estate Pinot Noir is sourced purely from our five preferred clones from the three hectare Ashton Hills Vineyard. The fruit is de-stemmed via a small, customised, gentle de-stemmer that keeps as many whole berries as possible. After ferment, the fruit is then basket pressed, and the wine is made without any additions until bottling. Some whole bunches are included, and the percentage varies according to the style of the vintage. The wine is then matured in a combination of old and new French barriques prior to bottling.

MOUTH: Ripe and succulent red fruits are balanced by fine cedar, undergrowth and earthy notes. There is a freshness throughout that provides balance to the remarkably plush and seductive mouthfeel.

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