2020 Sang de Pigeon Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills
Sang de Pigeon (pigeon’s blood) is a nod to my former life as a jewellery valuer. It’s the trade term for the colour of the finest rubies, invariably from the Mogok Stone Tract in Myanmar. The precious grapes for this wine come from distant lands far to the south-east: The elevated vineyards of South Australia’s Adelaide Hills.
Low rainfall throughout winter and the subsequent growing season led to a very small crop. Hand-picked on the 14th and 17th March from Kangaroo Creek and Mawson Road, fermented in open fermenter and closed puncheons with 28% whole bunches. Matured for 11 months in French oak.
2730 bottles produced.