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2016 Michael Hall Sang de Pigeon Pinot Noir

Michael Hall Wines

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Our Price: $27.99 / bottle (RRP: $30.00) Case: 6 x 750ml

'There’s some whole bunch action here and when combined with cherry-plum fruit and the flamboyance of undergrowth it creates an impression of strength.'
Campbell Mattinson (2015 Vintage)

  • Sang de Pigeon (Pigeon's Blood) is a nod to Michael Hall's 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 precious grapes for this wine come from distant lands far to the south-east: the elevated vineyards of South Australia's Adelaide Hills. Blood red Pinot, with notes of cranberry, garrigue and and vanilla oak run through the palate.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    A warm, dry winter and hot spring brought on another early vintage. Rain came in late January and average summer temperatures followed. From the Mawson Rd and Quarry Block vineyards in Lenswood. Hand-picked on 20 February and 1 March, wild fermented in open fermenter with 17% whole bunch and 12% long maceration. Matured for 11 months in French oak

    TASTING NOTES

    Rose and rosemary, ripe cranberry and drying talcy tannins. 

  • REVIEWS

    'The stern depths. A wine of substance. There’s some whole bunch action here and when combined with cherry-plum fruit and the flamboyance of undergrowth it creates an impression of strength. Varietal and fragrant but not to be messed with. Brooding. Nothing about this feels compromised. It is what it is. It commands attention.'
    92 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front (2015 Vintage)



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