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Ashbourne Sandstone White

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Ashbourne is one of a trio of labels owned by Anthony Hamilton Russell and separated according to the terroir of his Hemel-en-Aarde Valley properties. Named after his great, great grandfather, the Ashbourne terroir allows for two labels; the white Sandstone and a red. 2006 represents the first release of the Sandstone White. The goal was to create a long-lived, lower alcohol, un-wooded wine from a blend of white grapes. The plan was to release the wine after a certain amount of secondary bottle-age character had developed. With their research pointing to Sauvignon blanc being particularly successful on sandstone soils, they aimed to have this as the lead grape, structurally and aromatically, with other partners contributing to the age-worthiness and palate depth and structure without competing with the aromatics. Vintage: 2006 Grapes: 80% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Chardonnay, 5% Semillon Colour: Pale Gold Notes: Showing very complex aromatics. Lovely honey, green peas, litchis and rose petals all emerge on the nose. The palate shows a lovely mouth feel together with a waxy, weighty character. Alcohol: 12.5%

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Source: Great Wines Direct
10/16/2012

Ashbourne is one of a trio of labels owned by Anthony Hamilton Russell and separated according to the terroir of his Hemel-en-Aarde Valley properties. Named after his great, great grandfather, the Ashbourne terroir allows for two labels; the white Sandstone and a red. 2006 was the first release of the Sandstone White. The goal was to create a long-lived, lower alcohol, un-wooded wine from a blend of white grapes. The plan was to release the wine after a certain amount of secondary bottle-age character had developed. With their research pointing to Sauvignon blanc being particularly successful on sandstone soils, they aimed to have this as the lead grape, structurally and aromatically, with other partners contributing to the age-worthiness and palate depth and structure without competing with the aromatics. Grapes : 80% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Chardonnay, 5% Semillon Region : South Africa / Hemel-en-Aarde / Walker Bay Maker : Anthony Hamilton Russell Notes : Showing very complex aromatics. Lovely honey, green peas, litchis and rose petals all emerge on the nose. The palate shows a lovely mouth feel together with a waxy, weighty character. ABV : 12.5%



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Ashbourne is one of a trio of labels owned by Anthony Hamilton Russell and separated according to the terroir of his Hemel-en-Aarde Valley properties. Named after his great, great grandfather, the Ashbourne terroir allows for two labels; the white Sandstone and a red. 2006 represents the first release of the Sandstone White. The goal was to create a long-lived, lower alcohol, un-wooded wine from a blend of white grapes. The plan was to release the wine after a certain amount of secondary bottle-age character had developed. With their research pointing to Sauvignon blanc being particularly successful on sandstone soils, they aimed to have this as the lead grape, structurally and aromatically, with other partners contributing to the age-worthiness and palate depth and structure without competing with the aromatics. Vintage: 2006 Grapes: 80% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Chardonnay, 5% Semillon Colour: Pale Gold Notes: Showing very complex aromatics. Lovely honey, green peas, litchis and rose petals all emerge on the nose. The palate shows a lovely mouth feel together with a waxy, weighty character. Alcohol: 12.5%

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