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.
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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