Hay Shed Hill are one of the most respected and revered producers in Australia. It’s also a family business who make wines as good as they can be, making small amounts from single vineyards.
Everything under the Hay Shed Hill label is single-vineyard, which Michael explains. “I make single vineyard and single block wines because they express a particular character – otherwise what`s the point?” All of the vines are dry farmed and made from free run juice only. The vineyards are around 20 years old and they are all farmed organically, but without certification. The Chardonnay sees 25% new oak and represents the `modern Australian Chardonnay`, in the words of its maker. Fun fact. There is a higher annual rainfall in Margaret River than in London!
Exhibits aromas of fresh cut pear and honey dew melon with touches of citric notes. The palate folds grapefruit, pear and nutty oak aromas together with a whisper of toffee. What makes these bottles stand out is they grow old with grace and will improve over the years.