2017 Michael Hall Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills
The Garden Block in Piccadilly is situated at a chilly 500 metres elevation on the eastern lee of Mt Lofty. Abundant winter rains were followed by a cool spring and summer resulting in a late vintage. Hand-picked on 19 April, wild yeast barrel fermented, 35% malolactic, 11 months in French oak puncheons (Damy, 22% new), unfined. This 2017 Chardonnay shows a beguiling interplay of ripe fruit and aromatic herbs.
Think persimmon, pomelo, coriander stems and preserved grapefruit.
3050 bottles produced.