Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir
From the tiny Woods Hill Road vineyard in Ashton at the northern end of Piccadilly, and the Mawson Road site in Lenswood. These elevated vineyards provide the cool conditions fundamental to this sublime variety.
Produced by Michael Hall Wines
Michael Hall is a renowned, award-winning, South Australian-based, micro-negociant making individual wines that reflect their place. He sources fruit from carefully chosen single vineyards in the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley and the Adelaide Hills to produce small-batch, precise, expressive wines. Michael was originally from the UK, and he released the first vintage of Michael Hall Wines in 2008, bringing his wine dream to fruition after two decades as a jewellery expert at Sotheby’s in Switzerland. To prepare, he enrolled in wine science in Adelaide and absorbed as much knowledge as he could working stints in Australia with Cullen, Giaconda, Henschke, Shaw + Smith, Coldstream Hills and Veritas; in France with Domaine Leflaive, Meo-Camuzet, Vieux Telegraphe and Trevallon.
Low rainfall throughout winter and the subsequent growing season led to a very small crop. Hand-picked on the 17th and 19th of March, wild yeast fermented in open fermenter and closed puncheons, 50% whole bunch, matured for 11 months in French oak (25% new). Unfined.