2016 CRFT Pinot Noir - The Arranmore Vineyard

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

Clones:          115

Planted:         1998

Elevation:       545 meters

Aspect:          East facing

Harvest:         24th March 2016

Tonnes:          1.99T

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


The Winemaking               

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.


The Wine                                 

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.

RRP:        $39

Release:    Autumn 2018 


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