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Ashton Hills, Blanc de Noirs, Piccadilly Valley, 2011

Ashton Hills, Blanc de Noirs, Piccadilly Valley, 2011

100% Pinot Noir from the famed estate's own grapes, from a very cool vintage perfect for sparkling wine production. Enticingly yeasty nose, showing development. Beautifully ready: soft red fruit, but with some structure, bready and savoury.... Read More

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ColourWhite

StyleSparkling

RegionAdelaide Hills

GrowerAshton Hills

Grape VarietyPinot Noir

Vintage2011

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

CodeASH811

Our Rating

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir  

Origins       

  • Ancient vine, perhaps 2,000 years old

Distant origins in France - first documented mention in France in 1375

Characteristics   

  • Finicky grape: notoriously difficult to grow (which is partly why it is hugely intriguing to New World...
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Ashton Hills, Blanc de Noirs, Piccadilly Valley, 2011

100% Pinot Noir from the famed estate's own grapes, from a very cool vintage perfect for sparkling wine production. Enticingly yeasty nose, showing development. Beautifully ready: soft red fruit, but with some structure, bready and savoury. Could be drunk with rich food as much as an aperitif. Now-2022

In 1982 Stephen George began planting Pinot on a south-facing site at 570m. in the Adelaide Hills - which he perceived to be one of the coolest and wettest in the state. It was then, and remains today, just a 3 hectare plot. The top Austrailian wine critic James Halliday described the Ashton Hills vineyard and Stephen's efforts thus: "the most distinguished site in South Australia for Pinot Noir. Stephen's unremitting attention to detail has made Ashton Hills the one Grand Cru of the state."

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