Ashbourne Pinotage 2018

Ashbourne Pinotage 2018

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Founded in 1996 by Anthony Hamilton Russell and located on a beautiful 64 hectare property in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley on the eastern border of Hamilton Russell Vineyards. 

Ashbourne - The property is named after Anthony’s great, great grandfather Lord Ashbourne who was Lord Chancellor of Ireland in the late 1800’s.

“Ashbourne began as a quest to make something extraordinary out of Pinotage in ancient, unusually clay-rich, shale-derived soils. It remains our goal to grow and make unusual, age-worthy, classically styled wines with a true South African personality, that belong in the company of the world's benchmarks.” Anthony Hamilton Russell

Notes and Reviews

Château Tasting

From the maiden release in 2001, this benchmark wine has redefined South Africa’s own red grape variety, Pinotage, with its classic, refined styling and unique complex character. This is a wine unlike anything else, intense, rich and savoury with a beautiful underlying minerality

Product Details



Grape Varieties

100% Pinotage 



Age of Vines

20 years old


Hand-picked, small portion of whole-bunch kept. Fermentation in ancient ceramic vats for 7 days. Pressed at low-pressure.


10 months in 400litre barrels (40% new, 40% 2nd fill, 20% 3rd fill) followed by 7 months in 2000litre neutral Foudre. 100% François Frère

Soil Type

Low-vigour, stony, clay-rich, shale-derived soil