2019 Sang de Pigeon Blanc
The Stonegarden vineyard in Springton was established in the 1860’s by Oscar Benno Seppelt. 70 years previous, during the Hamilton family’s tenure, a block was co-planted under French winemaker Maurice Ou to an eclectic mix of aromatic whites including Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains red and white, Crouchen, Riesling and Verdelho, peppered with some old vine Grenache and Mataro from the 1860’s and a number of unidentified white varieties, a genuine field blend!
Hand-picked from the historic Stonegarden vineyard on the 4th of March, 68% fermented on skins and pressed to barrel, all matured for nine months in barrel. Blended with 20% Roussanne from Greenock in the Barossa Valley. Our project Blanc harnesses the exuberant varietal composition of the Stonegarden field blend while bringing the quinine notes and golden hue of skin-contact fermentation
1350 bottles produced.