2021 Single Vineyard Sprigg Road Pinot Noir

Cellar Door
$55.00
Case
$330.00
Varieties
Pinot Noir
Vintage
2021
Country
Australia
Region
Piccadilly Valley
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2022 - 2027

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Description

In 1998 Alan, Duncan and Nick Dean planted a 1.5-hectare parcel of Pinot Noir on their Sprigg Road property in the Piccadilly Valley. As is the case with so many vineyards in the region, Ashton Hills included, the block was historically a market garden and being east facing at an altitude of 540m, was the perfect site for the D5V12 clone. In 2018 an opportunity arose for Ashton Hills to secure a parcel of the prized Pinot Noir which is tended by Alan Dean. Since then, it has been an outstanding component of the Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir. In 2021, the Sprigg Road vineyard produced exceptional fruit, notable for its concentration and aromatic intensity which was evident right from fermentation and justified a single vineyard bottling.

Nose

Tea, sarsaparilla, and Indian spice sit atop lifted blue fruits, cherry and cranberry.

Mouth

Blue fruits and plum continue on the palate with the use of 60% whole bunches providing defined structure. The plush fruit profile, and soft grainy tannins are integrated perfectly with mouth-watering acidity, providing a long textured finish.

Growing Conditions

2021 was widely considered to be an excellent vintage across South Australia and the Piccadilly Valley was no exception with healthy, balanced vines producing a crop with impressive flavour and concentration. Ideal conditions at flowering allowed good fruit set and several rain periods in late January/early February ensured adequate soil moisture levels, optimum conditions for berry development. The final stages of ripening were slowed by cool temperatures, resulting in ideal conditions for flavour development.

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