Ashton Hills Sparkling Rose 2016


James Halliday 96 Points!

Australia, SA, Adelaide Hills
750mL
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James Halliday 96 Points!


“Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed. Delicious fresh-cut strawberries and red cherries; when you taste the fruit you think it will be sweet, but it’s not, it is utterly hedonistic, with further development on cork if you so wish.”


 

- Wine Companion


 

“Pinot Noir fruit for the Ashton Hills Vintage Rosé is sourced from a single vineyard lying in the Piccadilly Valley – a particularly cool, wet and humid part of the Adelaide Hills. An area well-suited to producing crisp, finely-flavoured sparkling wines.


 

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.


Driven by primary fruit in its infancy, a fresh bowl of cherry, strawberry and raspberry fruit greets the nose. Subtle notes of damask rose and creamy, biscuity notes add complexity. Bright, juicy fruits, a light creaminess and lees-aged texture, careful dosage and the refreshing, natural acidity that comes from the high altitude vineyard each play their part and are lifted by a fine, delicate bead."


- Ashton Hills