Ashton Hills Vineyards Adelaide Hills
Stephen George is a winemaker of considerable talent, especially given the diverse range of wines he produces to a such high standard. To be equally at home producing fine sparkling wines as cool Adelaide Hills Riesling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay or rich powerfuls reds from the Clare Valley, as he is in forging the GALAH wines and making wines at WENDOUREE, is remarkable. The small estate-based 3.5 ha Ashton Hills is known first and foremost for two refined yet ripely fruity sparkling wines. The pale pink Salmon Brut is threequarters Chardonnay yet its strawberry and delicate biscuity flavours owe as much to the balance of Pinot Noir. An intense Riesling has a structure that puts it with the best from Eden Valley, Clare or Adelaide Hills. Pinot Noir (occasionally made as a Reserve) shows great fruit intensity, and increasingly a texture and breadth uncommon to most Australian examples. Chardonnay, too, shows off the potential of the Adelaide Hills.
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