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.

Lifted red cherry, plum and quince are matched with some whole bunch spice and a hint of savoury, earthy notes. The palate features crunchy red cherry and cranberry notes which are framed with lovely natural acidity and long fine tannins. A beautifully textured wine with plush, persistent length and a long savoury finish.

All 5 clones on the estate vineyard are in play here. Fermented with 30% whole bunches, barrel maturation on lees. There's a purity and gentility to this iteration, aromas teased with cherry fruits and woody forest notes. There's a sense of lightness. The faintest of Aperol-like bitters, deliciously balanced, gently savoury. Just right on all counts. Drink to: 2030; Price: $60.00; Date Tasted: Mar 2021; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 95 Points; Tony Love; James Halliday Wine Companion

 

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SKU 597
Brand Ashton Hills
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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