2019 Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir

Cellar Door
$40.00
Case
$240.00
Varieties
Pinot Noir
Vintage
2019
Country
Australia
Region
Piccadilly Valley
Alcohol
14%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2020 - 2025

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Description

The 2019 Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit from a few of the neighbours as well as a contribution from de-classified Ashton Hills Reserve/Estate parcels. Stephen George has taken great interest in applying his winemaking approach to parcels from elsewhere within the Piccadilly Valley and seeing how the wines compare with those from the Ashton Hills vineyard. The resulting blend benefits from varied fruit character and vineyard expression, while maintaining the fine tannin structure that is typical of the Ashton Hills style.

Nose

Lifted fresh raspberries, cherries and strawberries with a lovely hint of Indian spice and rosewater.

Mouth

Juicy and red fruited, with a lick of spice and fresh herbs from the whole bunch component. The mouth-watering natural acidity and fine tannins compliment the plush fruits and result in a textural and long lasting finish.

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Professional Reviews

"Plummy, sappy, ripe-fruit aromas, a bold and less-fragrant bouquet, with spices and preserved dark fruits. The wine is bold and full of flavour, a bigger style of pinot, robust and loaded with flavour as well as ample tannins. This will happily take a bit of age. Very good value."

Huon Hooke
HuonHooke.com - Professional

91

"The standard 2019 Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir is one of the best I’ve seen from the winery. It is a cracker. A light, bruised purple/red colour in the glass, aromas of raspberry, cherry and strawberry burst forth followed by hints of Asian spice, ginger cake, rosewater, raspberry tart, purple flowers and some underlying amaro herb complexity, no doubt from a small percentage of whole-bunches in the ferment. In the mouth it is airy and spacious with a gorgeous clarity to its fruit profile. It flows across the palate with a pure, driven intensity. Everything is perfectly poised and in balance – savoury, restrained and beautifully composed. An absolute bargain and wonderful drinking."

Dave Brookes
The Adelaide Review - Professional

"This has a very attractive, fresh red-cherry, sliced-strawberry and sappy, spicy nose. Looking quite contemporary. The palate delivers soft, fleshy red cherries with a spicy thread and a vibrant, deep, red-cherry finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap."

Nick Stock,
JamesSuckling.com - Professional

92

"Made with both estate and non-estate fruit though it’s all from the (very) local vicinity of Ashton there in the hills near Adelaide.
Spicy and alive. I like this quite a lot. It’s serious and playful at once. Beet, earth, undergrowth, robust red/black cherry, violets and then savoury/meaty strings aplenty. Tannin, threaded. Lovely to drink. Pure Ashton Hills."

Campbell Mattinson
The Wine Front - Professional

92


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