Quite simply one of the finest examples of Australian Pinot Noir we have come across. The dry grown grapes lay within the Piccadilly Valley region of the Adelaide Hills below the top of Mount Lofty. Resulting in the perfect cool climate environment for Pinot Noir to thrive. Add to this the mastery of Adelaide Hills pioneering head winemaker Stephen George and we are left with what legendary Australian wine writer James Halliday refers to as “the one Grand Cru of the state”.
Ashton Hills Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir 2016
Grape – Estate and non-estate Pinot noir
Region – Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Colour – Light cherry red
Nose – Floral with cherries and gentle spices
Palate – Sweet cherry, soft tannins, integrated spice and rosewater
Winemaker – Stephen George
Awards – 93 Points James Halliday, 17.5/20 Jancis Robinson, 91 Campbell Mattinson
Alcohol – 14%
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Faint tinge of green with fresh passionfruit and tropical fruit flavours traces of mango and citrus. Clean finish with crisp acidity and an aftertaste of passionfruit, green apple and citrus.
First Creek Wines is a family owned and operated winery based in the Hunter Valley NSW, Australia’s oldest wine producing region. Our talented and highly acclaimed team of winemakers have been crafting wines of exceptional regional quality since 1996. Greg Silkman – CEO and Winemaker, Liz Silkman – Chief Winemaker, Shaun Silkman – Chief Operating Officer and their team consistently make wines that highlight the great diversity of styles from the Hunter Valley, as well as examples from other wine regions. First Creek’s emphasis on careful fruit selection and rigorous attention to detail throughout the winemaking process has produced a range of wines that appeal to both critics and consumers alike
Botanica is a range of wines emphasising a clean and ecological approach to fruit selection, combined with a ‘hands off’ approach in the winery. We let the fruit speak for itself.
Leconfield Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
With the ambition to produce classic Australian red wine, the Hamilton Family established the vineyard in 1974. Leconfield is situated in the heart of the Coonawarra with its rich Terra Rosa soil over limestone providing the perfect environment for growing premium Cabernet Sauvignon. Year on year this favourite keeps getting better.
Grapes – Cabernet Sauvignon
Colour – deep red
Nose – Ripe cassis and blackberry fruit with additional wood and spices from aging in French oak.
Palate – Rich mulberry fruit with long ripe tannin. Finishes with clean acidity from its time in oak.
Rated 95 – James Halliday Mataro | Grenache | Shiraz | Cinsault From the Winemaker Sourced from vineyards averaging 70 years of age, low yielding and hand tended. Esprit is matured in large French oak barrels ranging from 500L to 3000L which allow the development…
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