Michael Hall Wines Chardonnay 2015
The only thing wrong with Michael Hall's Chardonnay is he just doesn't make enough to meet the demand. Without fail each year, his Chardonnay sells out in the first 3 months. When you taste it you understand why. The grapes this year are handpicked from two vineyards in the Adelaide Hills (Lenswood & Piccadilly), to help meet demand. They are wild yeast fermented in barrels, 75% under Malolactic Fermentation, then spends 11 months on lees in French barriques and puncheons. This is an elegant Chardonnay that shows great minerality, with slight oak that doesn't over power the stone fruit, pomelo and citrus flavours. You can taste the lees with underlying toasty notes and crisp acidity that just gives this a beautiful long finish. Quality Chardonnay from a quality producer.