2018 Michael Hall Adelaide Hills Syrah, Mount Torrens
The Fife Road vineyard sits at an elevation of 480m in the Mount Torrens region of the Adelaide Hills. The soils are fractured yellow clay on a south-easterly aspect. Late ripening and low yielding the vineyard typically produces sweet, spicy and herbal fruit.
Good winter rain led into a hot January, cooling mid-February with slower ripening thereafter. Hand-picked on 6 April, all destemmed to open fermenter, hand-plunged with 10 days on skins, matured for 14 months in French oak, no fining or filtration.
1470 bottles produced.