The Piccadilly Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit from the Ashton Hills vineyard, Grigg’s Cemetery Block (right next to the quaint graveyard in the neighbouring township, Uraidla, a five minute drive away) and the Blefari Bickles Rd Vineyard, about 1km south west of Ashton Hills. Stephen George has long-harboured an ambition to, “showcase Grigg’s fruit and to assess the influence our fruit has on the blend.” The result is typically a medium bodied palate with the influence of Cemetery Block providing juicy fruit from the warmer clime, along with silky texture and fine structured tannins that are typical of the Ashton Hills estate.
Following the maturation period, a few barrels are carefully selected as being the ‘best of the best’, displaying the finest expression of Pinot Noir from the estate and with the potential for significant ageing. The Reserve is the pinnacle of the range showing lifted perfume notes, and a depth of flavour, character and length that should live beyond 10 years in the bottle.
Warm and medium-bodied, with a firm acid structure. Its dark cherry fruit is juicy, ripe and forward, with a spicy mid-palate. 12 months of barrique ageing gives the wine a smoky depth and a nice touch of earthy tannins. This is a very grown-up Pinot Noir for the price, and an excellent wine for everyday dining.
This Pinot Blanc is the drier of Stopham Estate’s white wines and has pear on the nose with pink grapefruit, melon and sweet fennel on the palate. It has zippy acidity balanced by succulent sweetness which lasts well into the lengthy finish.
Straw yellow with lots of fresh pineapple and apple.
Burgundy style with delicate red forest fruits, cherry and toffee with subtle earthy, spicy notes. Excellent fine texture, well balanced freshness, good ripeness with fine and well integrated tannins. Refreshing, elegant finish.