2018 Michael Hall Chardonnay Adelaide Hills – The Garden Block in Piccadilly is situated at a chilly 500 metres elevation on the eastern lee of Mt Lofty. Good winter rains preceded average spring temperatures and a warm January. Volatile temperature swings from mid-February delivered a later than expected vintage. Hand-picked on 28 March, whole-bunch pressed, wild yeast fermented in French oak puncheons (29% new, Vicard), 34% malolactic fermentation, nine months on yeast lees, filtered and bottled. 2150 bottles produced.
This 2018 Chardonnay shows a beguiling interplay of ripe fruit and aromatic herbs. Think persimmon, pomelo, almond meal, Lemon pith, coriander stems and preserved grapefruit.
Single Price: $56.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $42.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $504.00