Ashton Hills Salmon Brut 2010 is pink in colour with a full, soft mousse palate and fine persistent bubbles. Strawberry and cherry aromas, and some biscuit / bready complexity. Great length, purity and freshness.
‘Australia’s 10 bravest winemakers’ Stephen George, Ashton Hills Vineyard Andrew Jefford, Decanter, May 2010
‘My Top 20 Producers’ Stephen George is one of the most naturally gifted winemakers in Australia… Matthew Jukes, Decanter, April 2011 http://www.decanter.com
Winemaker Stephen George has long been regarded as an early pioneer of the now well-established viticultural site, the Adelaide Hills.
Stephen established his 3ha dry-grown Ashton Hills Vineyard in the Piccadilly Valley in the early 1980s and began producing its first wines in 1987. The style reflects the region’s strong similarity to Burgundy and production levels have stayed true to the boutique nature of the winery’s beginnings.