The Budenberg Vineyard is managed & farmed by Mark & Andrie Whisson. The vineyard is owned by Ian & Rosie Budenberg.
Site location: Piccadilly Valley – Adelaide Hills
Map coordinates: -34.97274,138.744384
Clones: Majority 114 & 115, 1 row of MV6
Elevation: 540 meters
Aspect: East facing
Rows: 19, 37-44, 66-69, 74-76.
Harvest: 15th March 2016
Soil: Clay loam and shale with a mix ironstone, blue stone and quartz. An incrediblysteep and rocky site.
Hand-made by Candice and Frewin at their small winery in Carey Gully.
Grapes hand-picked & gently destemmed to retain whole berries with 25% whole bunches.
Cold soaked prior to wild fermentation in an open-top tank, then pressed to barrel once dry. Matured for 10 months in 100% French oak, 15% new oak.
Lees stirred in barrel for a few months.
Wild fermented, unfined, unfiltered and crafted with minimal additives, all CRFT wines are vegan.
Bottled February 2017, 169 dozen produced.
Dark and intense with violets, iodine and blackberry fruit. Vanilla bean and cinnamon spice lift, with mouth filling tannins and lengthy persistence.
Drinking: Drink at release, will improve with cellaring.
Alcohol: 14% alc/vol.
Release: Autumn 2018
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