The Whisson Lake Vineyard is owned and farmed by Mark & Andrie Whisson.
Site location: Piccadilly Valley – Adelaide Hills
Map coordinates: -34.967153, 138.751102
Clones: D5V12, 777, 114,115, MV6
Elevation: 610 meters
Aspect: North East facing
Harvest: 23rdMarch 2016
Soil: Clay with schist and Gneiss.
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, 65 dozen produced.
Our first wine produced from this beautiful Piccadilly Valley vineyard.
Elegant and alluring, perfumed and lifted with blueberries, red fruits and an almond nuttiness. Round with an oily, sweet texture, lengthy and powerful, classically Whisson Lake.
Drinking: Drink at release, will improve with cellaring
Alcohol: 14% alc/vol.
Release: Autumn 2018
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