2020 Sang de Pigeon Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills
Grown at the Garden Block below Mount Lofty and the Hill Block in Piccadilly’s Summertown. Bernie Swaby’s Garden Block lies next to the Mount Lofty Botanical Gardens, established to benefit from cool air currents that descend from Mt Lofty. It lies on soils of humus and sandy loam over clay and ripens late due to cool summer nights and chilly autumns. The Hill Block lies 4kms to the north at an elevation of 550m. It’s steep south-facing aspect produces low-yielding, taut and intensely aromatic fruit.
Hand-picked on the 18th, 26th and 27th of March, destemmed and pressed, wild yeast barrel fermented, 25% malolactic, matured on yeast lees for 11 months in French oak puncheons and barriques (21% new). Filtered and bottled.
2850 bottles produced.