2021 Sang de Pigeon Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills

2021 Sang de Pigeon Chardonnay, 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 fruit for this pale-coloured Chardonnay was grown far to the south-east, in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills.

From Bowyer Ridge in Lobethal and the Garden Block in Piccadilly. Fair winter rains and a cool summer gave us a healthy crop of excellent quality. Hand-picked on the 22nd (Bowyer Ridge) and 28th (Garden Block) of March, whole-bunch pressed, wild yeast barrel-fermented, 25% malolactic, matured for 11 months on yeast lees in French oak (41% new, Mercurey), filtered and bottled. 

1530 bottles produced.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Harvest Date
18, 26 & 27/03/2020
Acid
7.0 g/L
pH
3.40
Bottling Date
02/03/2021
Alcohol %
13.7
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Sandy loam over clay
Production Notes
2850 bottles produced