Ashton Hills Estate Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills Australia 2016
Per bottle £39.99
- Brand Ashton Hills
- Bottle Size 75cl
- ABV 14.5%
- Vintage 2016
- Country Australia
- Country Region South Australia
- Subregion Adelaide Hills
- Grape Variety Pinot Noir
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Intro to Ashton Hills Estate Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills –
Ashton Hills Pinot Noir from the Adelaide Hills is a very elegant wine full of light soft fruit but has a backbone of spice and black pepper that add weight to the mouthfeel.
Full tasting note and wine making –
Ashton Hills Pinot Noir is full of elegant light creamy fruit reminiscent of strawberries and raspberries mixed with light spice and pepper.
The Estate Pinot Noir is traditionally sourced purely from five preferred Pinot Noir clones and is handpicked. The fruit is destemmed via a small, customised, gentle destemmer that keeps as many whole berries as possible.
After fermentation in tanks, the fruit is then basket pressed, and the wine is made without any sulphur additions
until bottling. Some whole bunches are included in fermentation, the percentage of which varies according to the style of the vintage. to add aromatics and complexity. Fermentation was initiated by indigenous yeast (wild
ferment). Each clonal parcel was basket pressed and filled to new oak and seasoned French oak barrels with full solids. All barrels were kept on lees to build palate, body and complexity and racked off lees just prior to bottling, without filtration.
The producer –
Ashton Hills is a three hectare, dry-grown vineyard that lies in the Piccadilly Valley sub region of the Adelaide Hills on a ridge just below the summit of Mount Lofty. The estate was founded by Stephen George in 1982 and since that time it has built a reputation as one of Australia’s finest proponents of Pinot Noir and cool climate whites.
Stephen’s pioneering work at Ashton Hills was one of the catalysts for the development of the Adelaide Hills as a wine region. In the early 1980s, the Adelaide Hills wine scene was very much in its infancy, with Brian Croser leading the charge but very little other vineyard development underway. Along with Croser, Stephen was one of the key players to put Adelaide Hills on the map with his resolve to produce the best pinot noir in the country from his site in the Piccadilly Valley. Buying the land from a market gardener, Stephen recognised its immense potential, often telling friends that “where apples and cherries grow, it’s a good pointer for producing classic European style wines”
Drink with –
Great with roast lamb dishes, fish and cheeses.
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