2021 Michael Hall Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, Piccadilly
Bernie Swaby’s Garden Block lies next to the Mount Lofty Botanical Gardens, established to benefit from the cool air currents descending from Mt Lofty in the Adelaide Hills. It lies on soils of humus and sandy loam over clay and ripens late due to cool summer nights and chilly autumns. Slow ripening fruit delivered well-balanced aromatic and phenolic maturity.
Hand-picked on the 28th March, destemmed and pressed, wild yeast barrel-fermented, 20% malolactic fermentation, matured for 11months on yeast lees in French oak (29% new, Damy), filtered and bottled.
2150 bottles produced.