2016 Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir
- Pinot Noir
- Piccadilly Valley
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
The 2016 growing season in the Adelaide Hills started early and was over in a flash. A warm spring resulted in early flowering and great flavour development,
with stronger than average yields hand-thinned to maximise fruit flavour and concentration. Three Piccadilly sites made the cut for this blend: the Ashton Hills vineyard; Jim Grigg’s Cemetery Block at Uraidla - a mainstay of this wine over the years; and the Bickles Road, Summertown block which is managed by the Blefari family. This latest vintage is matured predominantly in seasoned French oak and there are five different clones contributing to the blend. Drink now or cellar for five years.
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"Grown on both the Ashton Hills estate vineyard and on two nearby vineyards in the Adelaide Hills. Exquisite part of the world it is too. Vastly under-valued as a touring area. There’s a semblance of warmth but from there it’s pure Ashton Hills. Macerated cherries, a gentle sweet-sourness, oodles of spice, florals and a foresty/minty note. A general meatiness too. It has life, character and charm, and more than a little firmness to boot. Warmth is the only distraction."
The Wine Front - Professional
"From Stephen George’s famed Ashton Hills vineyard, now under the umbrella of Wirra Wirra wines, this is designated “Piccadilly Valley” as it includes fruit from nearby growers. This is such a lovely wine, with its violet fragrance and companion aromatics as you taste, and while quite powerful it sits evenly in the mouth with a cherry juice feel and soft spicy tannins that encourage just another little pour for good measure."
The Advertiser, Top 100 Wines - Professional
"Fresh cranberries and caramelized orange peel on the nose. The fruit is vibrant and tangy on the palate. Fresh, medium-bodied and a medium finish."
JamesSuckling.com - Professional
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