The Arranmore Vineyard
The Arranmore Vineyard is owned and farmed by Candice & Frewin. Purchased in March 2016, the vineyard has been farmed organically since purchase and was certified 'In-Conversion to Organic' by NASAA in April 2018. Full certification will follow in 2019.
Site location: Piccadilly Valley – Adelaide Hills
Map coordinates: -34.969091, 138.760670
Elevation: 545 meters
Aspect: East facing
Harvest: 24th March 2016
Soil: Rich dark loam with clay and gravel mix, small pieces of quartz and ironstone sprinkled throughout.
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, 137 dozen produced.
Charry spice, with caraway seeds and a gamey, broody nose. Strawberries and cream with silky tannins and lingering fruit.
Drinking: Drink at release, will improve with cellaring.
Alcohol: 14% alc/vol.
Release: Autumn 2018
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