Ashton Hill Estate Pinot Noir 2017

Ashton Hills Estate Pinot Noir 2017

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 2017 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.

"The 2017 Adelaide Hills growing season commenced with one of the wettest winters on record, pushing back flowering, veraison - and ultimately harvest - by about four weeks on recent years. Fortunately, weather during ripening was dry without excessive heat spikes, leading to full flavour and colour development. The harvest saw average yields, with the vines hand-thinned to maximise flavour and concentration. Three clones from our estate made the cut for this wine with Martini heading the list at 57%, D5V12 at 33% and 10% from MV6, This Estate Pinot Noir was matured in a combination of new and seasoned French oak for 12 months. Drink now or cellar for around 5 years for further complexity."- Ashton Hills.

Availability: In stock

$49.90
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.
6
South Australia
Adelaide Hills
750
14.5
"The 2017 Adelaide Hills growing season commenced with one of the wettest winters on record, pushing back flowering, veraison - and ultimately harvest - by about four weeks on recent years. Fortunately, weather during ripening was dry without excessive heat spikes, leading to full flavour and colour development. The harvest saw average yields, with the vines hand-thinned to maximise flavour and concentration. Three clones from our estate made the cut for this wine with Martini heading the list at 57%, D5V12 at 33% and 10% from MV6, This Estate Pinot Noir was matured in a combination of new and seasoned French oak for 12 months. Drink now or cellar for around 5 years for further complexity."- Ashton Hills.

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