CRFT 2017 The Arranmore Vineyard Pinot Noir

Wine

A mix of red and black berries, with ripe dark cherry fruit and fig jam. Broody as always with tea leaves, juniper berries and savoury meaty notes. Fine lengthy tannins are surrounded by sweet concentrated fruit, the palate already showing great power and length.

Will develop more complexity with bottle age. Benefits from a little time to open in bottle.

Drinking:     Ready to drink at release or cellar for up to 5 years.

Alcohol:      14% alc/vol.

RRP:          $39

Release:      Winter 2019

Winemaking

100% Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir grapes.

Hand-made by Candice and Frewin at their small winery in Carey Gully.

Grapes hand-picked & gently destemmed retaining whole berries with 25% whole bunches.

Cold soaked prior to wild fermentation in an open-top tank, gentle hand plunge only, then pressed to barrel once dry.

Matured for 10 months in 100% French oak, 15% new oak.

Wild ferment, unfined, unfiltered, vegan.

Bottled February 2018, 157 dozen produced.

The Vineyard

The Arranmore Vineyard is owned and farmed by Candice & Frewin. Purchased in March 2016, the vineyard has been farmed organically since purchase and is now NASAA certificed organic from Feb 2019.

Site location:      Piccadilly Valley – Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates:    -34.969091, 138.760670

Clones:             115

Planted:            1998

Elevation:           545 meters

Aspect:              East facing

Harvest:            13thApril 2017

Tonnes:             2T

Soil: Rich dark loam with clay and gravel mix, small pieces of quartz and ironstone sprinkled throughout.

CRFT 2016 The Fechner Vineyard Shiraz

The Wine                                  

Dark chocolate and cardoman notes with fresh blackcurrent, blueberry and dried prune fruit. Full bodied, rich and dark with smooth velvety tannins. Spicy and warm, with black olives and pepper. With all it’s power and length, it still shines with elegance and bright fruit.

Drinking... Drinking beautifully right now at release, and will continue to develp with age - cellar to 2030, possibly beyond.

Alcohol: 15% alc/vol

The Winemaking                              

Hand-picked and destemmed to open-top tank for fermentation with 15% whole bunches, then gently hand plunged two to three times daily.

Pressed directly to oak with 3 weeks barrel fermentation followed by 10 months maturation – 100% French oak, 30% new oak.

Unfined, unfiltered, vegan.

Bottled:  10th February 2017

Production:  92 dozen

The Vineyard                                  

Fechner Vineyard is owned & farmed by brothers Michael Fechner & Graeme Fechner near Moculta in the northern end of the Eden Valley.

The Fechner Vineyard is unique being one of only a few eastern facing vineyards in the Eden Valley region.  The eastern slope which offers cooler daytime temperatures, together with higher altitude and cool valley winds produces optimum growing conditions for Shiraz.

Site location: Moculta – Eden Valley

Map coordinates: -34.475005,139.071367

Clone:  1654

Planted: 1999

Elevation: 345m

Aspect: East facing

Harvest: 7th March 2016

Tonnes:  1.33T

Soil:  Broken Grey schist integrated with shallow limestone and red clay, very complex ancient soil. 

SOLD OUT - CRFT 2018 Mencia - The Schmidt Vineyard

The Vineyard

The Schmitd's grown our Mencia grapes at their property in Vine Vale, located in the heart of the Barossa Valley.

The Winemaking

Picked in the cool of the morning and gently destemmed to preserve whole berries. Fermented in an open top tank with a light hand plunge once or twice daily.
Pressed directly to barrel for Malo-lactic fermentation and left to mature in oak for 10 months’ - 100% French, 50% 1 year old / 50% older oak.

100% Barossa Valley Mencia.

Unfined, unfiltered, wild fermented, vegan. Hand made by Candice and Frew at their Arranmore property winery in Carey Gully.
Bottled on 13th December 2018, 57.5 dozen produced.

The Wine

Medium bodied and deep in colour,. Lifted with dark flavours of blackberry jam, currents and loaded with spice of black cardomon and anise.

Drinking: Ready at release, or cellar for 3-5 years and beyond.

Alcohol: 13% alc/vol
RRP: $31

Release May 2019

WINE MUST BE ORDERED IN MULTIPLES OF 6 AND OUR MINIMUM ORDER IS 6 BOTTLES OF ANY SELECTION.

WE CANNOT SHIP TO PO BOXES OR PARCEL COLLECT LOCATIONS, PHYSICAL ADDRESSES ONLY PLEASE.

2018 Theia Chardonnay - Arranmore Vineyard

The Arranmore Vineyard

Owned, managed and farmed by Frewin & Candice, the 5 acre Arranmore Vineyard planted from 1995-1998, is situated at Carey Gully in the Piccadilly Valley (Adelaide Hills).

Organically farmed since January 2016, it was certified in April 2018 as ‘In-Conversion to organic’ by NASAA.

Full NASAA Organic certification to follow in Jan 2019.

The vineyard is east facing and sits at 550 meters above sea level.

Winemaking

100% NASAA Certified ‘IN-CONVERSION TO ORGANIC’ Chardonnay grapes and wine.

Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed with wild fermentation on full solids starting in tank.

Transferred to oak for barrel fermentation about half way through ferment.

25% new oak, 75% older used oak, 100% French, 6 months barrel maturation.

Occasional lees stir with full malo-lactic fermentation.

Wild ferment, unfined, unfiltered, vegan.

Bottled October 2018, 90 dozen.

Wine

Complex nose with biscuity oak and pine-lime splice with fresh white peach and coconut. The palate layered and textural, with fine acidity finishing with macadamia nuts and lingering stone fruit. Benefits from a little time to open.

Ready to drink at release, cellar 5-7 years, possibly beyond.

Alcohol 12.1% alc/vol.

Sugar/GF Dry / <0.1g/l

RRP $45

Release May 2019

WINE MUST BE ORDERED IN MULTIPLES OF 6 AND OUR MINIMUM ORDER IS 6 BOTTLES OF ANY SELECTION.

WE CANNOT SHIP TO PO BOXES OR PARCEL POST LOCATIONS, PHYSICAL ADDRESSES ONLY PLEASE.

2018 Theia The White - Arranmore Vineyard

The Arranmore Vineyard

Estate-owned, managed and farmed, the 5 acre Arranmore Vineyard planted from 1995-1998, is situated at Carey Gully in the Piccadilly Valley (Adelaide Hills).

The Arranmore Vineyard has been farmed organically since January 2016 and in April 2018 was certified as ‘In-Conversion to organic’ by NASAA. Full Organic certification to follow in Jan 2019.

The vineyard is East facing and sits at 550 meters above sea level.

Winemaking

100% NASAA Certified ‘IN-CONVERSION TO ORGANIC’ Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes and wine.

50% Pinot Noir / 50% Chardonnay.

Pinot Noir hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed and wild fermented.

Chardonnay hand-picked, gently destemmed retaining whole berries, then wild fermented dry on skins.

Matured in 100% older used oak, 100% French oak, 6 months in barrel, partial malo-lactic fermentation.

Wild fermented, unfined, unfiltered, vegan.

Bottled October 2018, 115 dozen.

Wine

Straw in colour, with lifted aromatics showing fennel seed spice, quince paste and guava fruit. The skin-contact characters playing in the background. The palate is crisp and crunchy, yet mouth-filling and textural, it finishes with fresh ripe apricot and milk chocolate.

A great food-wine or aperitif, great to get your taste-buds tingling.

Ready to drink at release, cellar to 2023.

Alcohol - 12.1% alc/vol.

Sugar/GF - Dry / <0.1g/l

RRP $31

Released May 2019

WINE MUST BE ORDERED IN MULTIPLES OF 6 AND OUR MINIMUM ORDER IS 6 BOTTLES OF ANY SELECTION.

WE CANNOT SHIP TO PO BOXES OR PARCEL COLLECT LOCATIONS, PHYSICAL ADDRESSES ONLY PLEASE.

SOLD OUT - 2018 Theia Pinot Noir - Arranmore Vineyard

The Arranmore Vineyard

Owned, managed and farmed by Frewin & Candice, the 5 acre Arranmore Vineyard planted from 1995-1998, is situated at Carey Gully in the Piccadilly Valley (Adelaide Hills).

Organically farmed since January 2016, it was certified in April 2018 as ‘In-Conversion to organic’ by NASAA.

Full NASAA Organic certification to follow in Jan 2019.

The vineyard is east facing and sits at 550 meters above sea level.

 

Winemaking

100% NASAA Certified ‘IN-CONVERSION TO ORGANIC’ Pinot Noir grapes and wine.

Hand-picked and hand-sorted to tank, 100% whole bunches. Cold soaked prior to wild fermentation on skins. Pressed to barrel once dry.

40% new oak, 60% older used oak, 100% French, 6 month barrel maturation.

Wild ferment, unfined, unfiltered, vegan.

Bottled October 2018, 55 dozen.

Wine

Lifted and distinct, caraway seeds, rhubarb, strawberries and cream. Earthy and broody with bright fruit undertones. Benefits from a little time to open.

Ready to drink at release, cellar up to 5 years.

Alcohol       12.5% alc/vol.

RRP           $39

Release       May 2019

WINE MUST BE ORDERED IN MULTIPLES OF 6 AND OUR MINIMUM ORDER IS 6 BOTTLES OF ANY SELECTION.

WE CANNOT SHIP TO PO BOXES OR PARCEL COLLECT LOCATIONS, PHYSICAL ADDRESSES ONLY PLEASE.

CRFT 2017 The Budenberg Vineyard Pinot Noir

Wine                                

Classic Budenberg showing violets, fresh black cherry and strawberry jam, with musky notes and background characters of nutmeg spice and a savoury smokiness. Fine grainy tannins and a concentrated juicy mouthfeel, with minerally ironstone and tobacco notes.

Will develop more complexity with bottle age. Benefits from a little time to open in bottle.

Drinking:     Ready to drink at release or cellar for up to 5 years.

Alcohol:      14% alc/vol

RRP:          $39

Release:      Winter 2019

Winemaking     

100% Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir grapes.

Hand-made by Candice and Frewin at their small winery in Carey Gully.

Grapes hand-picked & gently destemmed retaining whole berries with 25% whole bunches.

Cold soaked prior to wild fermentation in an open-top tank, gentle hand plunge only, then pressed to barrel once dry.

Matured for 10 months in 100% French oak, 30% new oak.

Wild ferment, unfined, unfiltered, vegan.

Bottled February 2018, 79 dozen produced.

The Vineyard

The Budenberg Vineyard is managed & organically farmed (uncertified) by Mark & Andrie Whisson. The vineyard is owned by the Budenberg family.

Site location:      Piccadilly Valley – Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates:    -34.97274,138.744384

Clones:              Majority 114 & 115, 1 row MV6

Planted:             1995

Elevation:           540 meters

Aspect:              East facing

Rows:                19, 37-44, 66-69, 74-76.

Harvest:             7thApril 2017

Tonnes:              1.1T

Soil:         Clay loam and shale with a mix ironstone, blue stone and quartz. An incredibly steep and rocky site.

CRFT 2017 The Broderick Vineyard Pinot Noir

The Wine                                

A delicate perfumed nose, with raspberry, christmas cake and candied citrus peel. The palate showing plum fruit and red berries, with warm spice notes.

Will develop more complexity with bottle age. Benefits from a little time to open in bottle. 

Drinking:     Ready to drink at release or cellar for up to 5 years.

Alcohol:      12.5% alc/vol

RRP:          $39

Release:      Winter 2019

The Winemaking 

100% Basket Range Pinot Noir grapes.

Hand-made by Candice and Frewin at their small winery in Carey Gully.

Grapes hand-picked & gently destemmed retaining whole berries with 25% whole bunches.

Cold soaked prior to wild fermentation in an open-top tank, gentle hand plunge only, then pressed to barrel once dry.

Matured for 10 months in 100% French oak, 15% new oak.

Wild ferment, unfined, unfiltered, vegan.

Bottled February 2018, 150 dozen produced.

The Vineyard

The Broderick Vineyard is owned and organically farmed (uncertified) by the Broderick family – Phil & Mary, with their sons Louis & Sholto.

Site location:      Basket Range – Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates:    -34.930604, 138.778963

Clones:              50% MV6, 50% 777

Planted:             2000

Elevation:           440 meters

Aspect:              East facing

Harvest:             26th March 2017

Tonnes:              2T

Soil: Rocky with sandstone and quartz through clay. 

CRFT 2017 The Whisson Lake Vineyard Pinot Noir

The Wine                                

Violets, dark cherries and black forest cake, yet earthy with porcini mushrooms and forest notes. Velvety mouthfeel, with concentrated fruit and great intensity.

Will develop more complexity with bottle age. Benefits from a little time to open in bottle.

Drinking:     Ready to drink at release or cellar for up to 5 years.

Alcohol:      14.5% alc/vol

RRP:          $39

Release:      Winter 2019

The Winemaking 

100% Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir grapes.

Hand-made by Candice and Frewin at their small winery in Carey Gully.

Grapes hand-picked & gently destemmed retaining whole berries with 25% whole bunches.

Cold soak prior to wild fermentation in an open-top tank, gentle hand plunge only, then pressed to barrel once dry.

Matured for 10 months in 100% French oak, 15% new oak.

Wild ferment, unfined, unfiltered, vegan.

Bottled February 2018, 140 dozen produced.

The Vineyard

The Whisson Lake Vineyard is owned and organically farmed (uncertified) by Mark & Andrie Whisson.

Site location:      Piccadilly Valley – Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates:    -34.967153, 138.751102

Clones:              D5V12, 777, 114,115, MV6

Planted:             1985

Elevation:           610 meters

Aspect:              North East facing

Harvest:             13thApril 2017

Tonnes:              2T

Soil: Clay with schist and Gneiss.