The 2021 Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit from a handful of grower vineyards around the Ashton Hills estate. The resulting wine benefits from varied fruit character and vineyard expression, while maintaining the fine tannin structure that is typical of the Ashton Hills style. NOSE Juicy red fruits, plum and cherry are supported by florals and spice from the use of whole bunches. MOUTH Plum, blackberry and strawberry entwine with autumnal leafy characters and soft spice. There is a juicy suppleness to the tannins, but a bright acid line and a hint of charry oak ensure the flavours linger on the palate. 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. FOOD PAIRING Grilled steak with Chimichurri sauce.
RegionAustralia - SA
Bottle Size 750ml