2017 Theia Chardonnay - 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 will undergo the process to become NASAA Certified Organic in 2018.

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

 

The Winemaking               

Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed to tank on full solids, allowing wild fermentation to progress in tank. Transferred to oak for barrel fermentation about half way through ferment. 40% new oak, 60% older used oak, 100% French, 6 months in barrel. Lees stirred in oak for a few months, with full MLF. Wine remained on full lees until racked before bottling.

Unfined and unfiltered. Small SO2 addition pre-bottling, no other additions. Bottled October 2017, 63 dozen.

 

The Wine                                 

2017 vintage is the first release of the Theia Chardonnay.

Funky and flinty with warm toasted hazelnut, sesame seed, citrus and peach.
Shows shortbread and apricot stone fruit and an utterly creamy mouthfeel with soft lingering acidity.

Ready to drink at release, will improve with bottle age.

Alcohol 11.5% alc/vol

Sugar/GF Dry / <0.1g/L

RRP Release  $45

2017 Theia The White - Arranmore Vineyard

The 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 will undergo the process to become NASAA Certified Organic in 2018.

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

 

The Winemaking               

Pinot Noir / Chardonnay / Sauvignon Blanc. Each variety hand-picked separately. The whites gently destemmed, the Pinot Noir whole bunch pressed. All three varieties combined on full solids in an open-top and co-fermented on Chardonnay and Sauv Blanc skins.

Wild fermented dry on skins, then pressed and transferred to barrel.

100% older used oak, 100% French oak, 6 months in barrel.

Lees stirred in oak for a few months with full MLF. Wine remained on full lees until racked before bottling.

Unfined and unfiltered. Small SO2 addition pre-bottling, no other additions. Bottled October 2017, 48 dozen.

 

The Wine                                 

2017 is the first release of The White.

We love this girl for ever-evolving personality. Strawberries, wild herbs and green mango, savoury and flinty, floral and lifted, it’s all about the texture and fruit.

Ready to drink at release, can be cellared for up to 5 years.

Alcohol 11.5% alc/vol.

Sugar/GF Dry / <0.1g/l

RRP $40

2017 Theia Pinot Noir - Arranmore Vineyard

The 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 will undergo the process to become NASAA Certified Organic in 2018.

The vineyard is East facing and sits at 550 meters above sea level. Pinot Noir Clone D5V12

 

The Winemaking               

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

50% new oak, 50% older used oak, 100% French, 6 months in barrel.

Lees stirred in oak for a few months. Wine remained on full lees until racked before bottling.

Unfined and unfiltered. Small SO2 addition pre-bottling, no other additions. Bottled October 2017, 51 dozen.

 

The Wine                                 

2017 is the first release of Theia Pinot Noir.

Think strawberries in a forest, lifted with sweet red berries, spice and jam. Lively and bright, yet savoury and broody – the yin and yang of Pinot.

Ready to drink at release, will improve with cellaring.

Alcohol 12.5% alc/vol.

Sugar/GF Dry / <0.1g/L

RRP $40

2017 Mencia BY HELBIG & RIES

The Vineyard               

The Schmitds grow 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. Handmade by Candice and Frew at their Arranmore property winery in Carey Gully.

Bottled on 5th February 2018, 75 dozen produced.

 

The Wine                                 

Medium bodied and deep in colour, this is our first release of our Mencia. 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: 13.5% alc/vol

RRP: $29

SOLD OUT 2017 GRÜNER VELTLINER - K1 VINEYARD

The Vineyard               

Geoff Hardy grows our K1 Vineyard Grüner Veltliner from his beautiful property at Kuitpo.

Site location:    Kuitpo - Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates:  -35.226406,138.668736

Planted:          2008 (grafted)

Elevation:        300 to 320m

Aspect:           North West facing

Row orientation:  East-West

Harvest:          18th April 2017

Tonnes:           1.87 T

Soil: Rocky, flinty ground with ironstone and sandstone, and orange clay loam.

 

The Winemaking               

100% Adelaide Hills Grüner Veltliner, hand-picked in the cool morning.

Half of the fruit was destemmed followed by 48 hours’ skin contact prior to pressing. The remaining fruit, whole bunch pressed to tank at receival.

Combined and wild fermented as one batch on full solids, with cool and slow fermentation in a stainless steel tank aiming to preserve the purity of vineyard & fruit flavour. Followed by time on lees for mouthfeel.

Unfined and crafted with minimal additives, all CRFT wines are vegan.

Bottled on 4th July 2017, 126 dozen produced.

Hand-made by Candice & Frewin at their Arranmore property in the Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills.

 

The Wine                                 

A complex and textural style, warm spice, floral notes and nuttiness, surrounded by classic Kuitpo flavours of white pear, green apple with hints of thyme & celery. Minerally acidity, zippy like kiwi fruit with great mouthfeel and structural persistence.

*While young (<1yo), can benefit with a short time to open in the glass or bottle before drinking

Drinking:   Ready to drink on release and will improve with age. Cellar 10+ years.

Alcohol:    13% alc/vol

Sugar/GF:   Dry / GF <0.1g/L

RRP:        $29

Release:    October 2017 

 

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SOLD OUT 2017 GRÜNER VELTLINER - LONGVIEW VINEYARD

The Vineyard               

Brothers Peter and Mark Saturno and Vineyard Manager Dino Cotsaris grow our Longview Vineyard Grüner Veltliner at Macclesfield, Adelaide Hills.

Site location:    Macclesfield – Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates:  -35.192097, 138.821556

Elevation:        300 to 320m

Slope:            South facing steep slope

Planted:          2011 on own roots

Clones:           Iby, HHW A1-2, HHW A1-3

Rows:             30-45

Harvest:          22nd March 2017

Tonnes:           2.31T

Soil: Rocky and scattered with ironstone and quartz. Fine silt & sandy loam topsoil, dense clay and loam subsoil.

 

The Winemaking    

100% Adelaide Hills Grüner Veltliner, hand-picked in the cool of the morning.

Gently whole-bunch pressed followed by wild fermentation on full solids.

Fermented cool and slow in a stainless steel tank aiming to preserve the purity of vineyard & fruit flavours, followed by time on lees for mouthfeel.

Unfined and crafted with minimal additives, all CRFT wines are vegan.

Bottled on 4th July 2017, 146 dozen produced.

Hand-made by Candice & Frewin at their Arranmore property in the Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills.

 

The Wine                      

Intense with grapefruit, apple and citrus, hinting at pepper with warm anise spice; peach and nectarine stone fruit flavours in the background. Lovely fruit concentration and creamy mouthfeel, textural with mouth filling acidity, a classic mark of the 2017 vintage.

Drinking:   Ready to drink on release, will cellar for 10+ years.

Alcohol:    13.5% alc/vol

Sugar/GF:   Dry / <0.1g/L

RRP:        $29

Release:    October 2017

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SOLD OUT 2015 Shiraz – Little Hill Vineyard

 

The Vineyard                                  

John and Al Shobbrook own and farm this biodynamic vineyard.

Site location: Seppeltsfield – Barossa Valley

Map coordinates: -34.501853,138.915622

Clone: 1654

Planted: 1998

Elevation: 241 meters

Aspect: West facing

Rows: 30-35

Harvest: 17th February 2015

Tonnes: 1.05T

Soil: Heavy, dense dark brown and red clay over limestone.

 

The Winemaking