More information about Ashbourne Sandstone - Hamilton Russell
The Ashbourne Sandstone of Hamilton Russell from the Western Cape shows a bright, light yellow color in the glass. When swirling the wine glass, one can perceive a perfect balance in this white wine, as it does not stand out on the glass walls in a watery, syrupy or liqueur-like manner. This South African cuvée reveals wonderfully expressive notes of peaches, lemons and ripe apple in the glass. These are joined by hints of mineral.
The Hamilton Russell Ashbourne Sandstone presents itself pleasantly dry to the wine lover. This white wine never appears coarse or meager, as one might expect from a premium and site wine segment. Balanced and complex, this light white wine presents itself on the palate. In the finish, this wine from the wine-growing region of the Western Cape finally inspires with good length. Again, hints of lemon and peach show.
Vinification of the Ashbourne Sandstone from Hamilton Russell
The basis for the balanced Ashbourne Sandstone from South Africa are grapes from the grape varieties Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. After the hand harvest, the grapes reach the winery by the fastest route. Here they are sorted and carefully crushed. Fermentation then takes place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures. Fermentation is followed by aging on the fine lees for several months before the wine is finally drawn into bottles.
Food recommendation for the Hamilton Russell Ashbourne Sandstone
This white wine from South Africa is best enjoyed moderately chilled at 11 - 13°C. It is perfect as an accompanying wine to roasted trout with ginger pear, fruity endive salad or asparagus salad with quinoa.
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