I like the complexity in Michael Hall's quality Roussanne with initial fresh floral lift, peachy and pear richness, then minerality and acidity dropping in beautifully. Texturally you may think it is going to be weighty, but the good acidity changed that initial impression of a rich style - it is not heavy. And, as happens with complex Roussanne, maybe you will see the dominant flavour change fleetingly as it opens or warms in the glass. Freshness can go missing in some Roussanne ‚– not this warmer climate (Barossa) beauty. - Michael L
Originally from the UK, I released my first vintage of Michael Hall Wines in 2008, bringing my wine dream to fruition after two decades of jewellery valuation in Switzerland. From Europe to the Barossa, I took this leap into the unknown, completing wine science at CSU and 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.
I have identified eight extraordinary vineyard sites across the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley and Adelaide Hills and have since pursued my passion for making thoughtfully produced wines, which provoke thought; individual, small batch, elegant wines made with passive interventions and meticulous attention to detail. For wine nerds, like me. - Michael Hall
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