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2018 Michael Hall Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

Adelaide Hills, SA

Pure class Chardonnay here from the premium Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills.

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Has length and class to burn.

James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

You don't usually associate great Chardonnay makers with winemakers of the Barossa Valley, however, British-born artisan, Michael Hall bucks the trend.

His fruit source is all important. He heads to the heartland of premium Chardonnay fruit from the Adelaide Hills, the Piccadilly Valley, for his top release. A small block of Chardonnay nestled against My Lofty managed by Bernie and Sandy Swaby, supplies the fruit.

It's a full-bodied, elegant Chardonnay that shows a depth of white stonefruit, a hint of grapefruit and perfectly judged spicy oak.

About Michael Hall

It is Michael Hall's precise and methodical approach to winemaking which has made him stand out in the crowd of Barossa Valley winemakers.

A jewellery valuator in a previous life, his wines ooze clarity and attention to detail. They focus on small vineyards in the Barossa and Adelaide Hills that produce high-quality fruit. The wine are made with no shortcuts in the winery and an unwavering commitment to quality.

These are classically styled, refined wines designed to speak articulately of the Barossa and the surrounds.

Michael's wines are top shelf.

Winemaker Michael Hall
Winemaker Michael Hall
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

The Garden Block of Bernie and Sandy Swaby lies next to the Mount Lofty Botanical Gardens, established to benefit from the cool air currents descending from 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 (20% new, Vicard), 34% malolactic fermentation, nine months on yeast lees, filtered and bottled. Grapefruit, almond meal, Lemon pith and Kaffir lime.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

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Halliday Wine Companion

"Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, wild-fermented in French puncheons (20% new), 34% mlf, 9 months on lees. The mlf was perfectly judged, leaving the mouthfeel fresh, and grapefruit in the driver's seat. Has length and class to burn." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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Lovely Adelaide Hills Chardy

This is always a pleasant wine to drink whether at lunch or dinner.

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