Ashton Hills Piccadilly Valley Vintage Sparkling Rose 2018
92 POINT RATED NICK STOCK JAMES SUCKLING & 91 POINT RATED HUON HOOKE THE REAL REVIEW
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- 92 POINT RATED NICK STOCK JAMES SUCKLING
- 91 POINT RATED HUON HOOKE THE REAL REVIEW
- PREVIOUS VINTAGE 92 POINT RATED CAMPBELL MATTINSON
- SOURCED FROM A SINGLE VINEYARD IN THE PICCADILLY VALLEY
Crunchy fresh raspberries and stonefruits are delicately balanced with a creamy supple mouthfeel from the bottle fermentation. The low dosage carries the crisp clean finish.
92 Point Rated - Nick Stock James Suckling
“A fresh, traditional-method sparkling that hails from an excellent vintage in the Hills region, this has aromas of light strawberry and pastry with fresh citrus and apple, too. The palate has such smooth, dry and supple style with flavors of watermelon and red apples, as well as pink berries. Gently creamy finish. Drink now."
91 Point Rated - Huon Hooke The Real Review
"Light, bright coral-pink colour, with a sweetly talcy perfume, strawberries and cream, fresh and youthful, straightforward and the palate is crisp and dry, restrained and taut, yet full and round on the mid-palate, the aftertaste appetisingly dry and savoury."
The 2018 Adelaide Hills growing season was one of extremes. June was unusually dry, July very wet, bud burst was late and January and February were warmer than average. Despite this, a cool March led to a usual vintage harvest date in the last third of the month. Cool days and nights at this time, plus lower than average yields in the Piccadilly Valley, also helped in the development of good concentration and excellent flavours.
Hand-picked fruit was chilled before gentle, whole bunch pressing. Fermented in tank, the colourless pinot noir base wine was then assembled and tiraged, refermenting in bottle via méthode traditionnelle and disgorged after one year. The attractive salmon hue was achieved by including a small amount of dry pinot noir table wine at dosage, further enhancing the depth of colour, flavour and texture.
Piccadilly Valley, South Australia
|Grape Variety:||Sparkling Red|
|Cellaring:||Drink now or cellar up to 2026|
|Bottle Top:||Foil over cork|
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