ASHTON HILLS VINTAGE ROSE SPARKLING 2016

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James Halliday's Wine Companion
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AHSP201610 UCAU
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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. Grapes for the 2016 Vintage were grown in the Piccadilly Valley - one of the coolest, wettest and most humid sub-regions in the Adelaide Hills. Such climatic conditions produce plump grapes resulting in crisp, finely-flavoured wines. Gentle bunch pressing of chilled grapes gave the wine its soft, long finish. Strawberry and cherry aromas are from the pinot noir grape and the biscuity bouquet and flavour are due to extended time on yeast lees. Addition of pinot noir fermented on its dark skins provides the attractive salmon hue and contributes to richness and flavour.
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. Grapes for the 2016 Vintage were grown in the Piccadilly Valley - one of the coolest, wettest and most humid sub-regions in the Adelaide Hills. Such climatic conditions produce plump grapes resulting in crisp, finely-flavoured wines. Gentle bunch pressing of chilled grapes gave the wine its soft, long finish. Strawberry and cherry aromas are from the pinot noir grape and the biscuity bouquet and flavour are due to extended time on yeast lees. Addition of pinot noir fermented on its dark skins provides the attractive salmon hue and contributes to richness and flavour.

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James Halliday's Wine Companion

“Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed. Delicious fresh-cut strawberries and red cherries; when you taste the fruit you think it will be sweet, but it’s not, it is utterly hedonistic, with further development on cork if you so wish.”