Ashton Hills Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir 2015
This striking Pinot Noir builds its charismatic personality from the Estate's oldest vines and its finest clonal material. Stephen George's draconian fruit selection certainly contributes to this wine's multifaceted depth of flavor, architecture and length. The 2015 growing season in the Adelaide Hills delivered excellent ripening conditions, with warm days resulting in great flavour development and cool nights ensuring good retention of acid. Starting in the first week of March, this was our earliest vintage on record and despite modest yields, the consistency in temperature and fruit ripening resulted in a vintage of outstanding quality.
This Estate Pinot Noir was matured predominantly in old French oak and of our five preferred Estate clones, the two Martini clones contributed to almost half of the blend with the remainder from D5Vl2, MV6 and 777.
Winemaker Stephen George has said, "The consistency in temperature and fruit ripening has resulted in a vintage of outstanding quality".
In a mixed or straight case: $50.34