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Right across the road from Jasper Hill's Emily Paddock,a precious parcel of ancient terra rosa soil was acquired and planted to vine by a baronial Mornington estate, highly accomplished growers with a consuming aspiration to grow the finest Shirazin all Heathcote. They settled on a coveted site along Drummond's Lane, strewn with unique green Cambrian shards, a sacred place to yield the top growth amongst single vineyardHeathcote Shiraz. Decades later, the vintages remain excruciatingly measured in availability. Painstakingly hand made, arcanely labelled behind the monikers, Pressings, Block F and Block C, the cherished editions of Heathcote Estate represent the Grand Cru of identifiably terroir driven, small vineyard Australian Shiraz... The likely lads of drummond's lane»
Just a few kilometres north of Lowburn, near the windswept shores of frigid Lake Dunstan, atop the parched and laborious terroirs of Central Otago, a high country merino stud between the Amisfield and Parkburn streams was sown to vineyards two decades ago. Grazing country makes magnificent viticulture, the austere alluvial and glacial schist soils now yield the quality of Pinot Noir which has defined Central Otago as the world's most demonstrable marque in full bodied, intensely complex, yet beguilingly seamless Pinot Noir. The challenging terraces which spiral around the fractious knolls of Amisfield Vineyard, sire a sensational range of wines defined by their affable excellence, sound structure and pristine, penetrating varietal fruit... Satiations from the nethermost regions»

Ashton Hills Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills South Australia
Stephen George established three hectares of dry grown vines in Piccadilly Valley during the early 1980s, yields from this tiny patch of terroir remain extremely scant. A juggling act of no fewer than fifteen different clones to construct the consumate Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir, from a terroir and mesoclime very similar to Burgundy, a labour of love for one of the industry's most accomplished and venerated identities. Blend No.1 is made from fruit grown to Jim Griggs neighbouring Cemetery Block vineyard.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$203.50
The cool, moist climes which surround the seven acre, steeply sloped Ashton Hill property sublimate into ideal food wines, well proportioned and fully flavoured. Pinot Noir grows well on the Ashton Hill property, coinciding with the proprietor's own love of all good things Pinot Noir. Stephen George grew up amongst the vines at Glenloth near Reynella and nascent Skillogalee in the Clare Valley, which was originally planted to vine by George's father in 1970. He is one of South Australia's most peer respected winemaking viticulturalists, a pioneer of Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir and a consultant to Clare Valley's eminent Wendouree, recipients of the exceptional Langton's classification of Australian wine.
Bright scarlet colour. Complex bouquet of currants, cherry and red fruits, spices, earth characters and leaf. Palate exhibits exceptional balance and superb length, luscious, berry flavoured tannins courtesy of bunch stalks in the vinification, all nicely integrated after nine months repose under French oak.
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