CRFT 2017 The Arranmore Vineyard Pinot Noir

Wine

A mix of red and black berries, with ripe dark cherry fruit and fig jam. Broody as always with tea leaves, juniper berries and savoury meaty notes. Fine lengthy tannins are surrounded by sweet concentrated fruit, the palate already showing great power and length.

Will develop more complexity with bottle age. Benefits from a little time to open in bottle.

Drinking:     Ready to drink at release or cellar for up to 5 years.

Alcohol:      14% alc/vol.

RRP:          $39

Release:      Winter 2019

Winemaking

100% Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir grapes.

Hand-made by Candice and Frewin at their small winery in Carey Gully.

Grapes hand-picked & gently destemmed retaining whole berries with 25% whole bunches.

Cold soaked prior to wild fermentation in an open-top tank, gentle hand plunge only, then pressed to barrel once dry.

Matured for 10 months in 100% French oak, 15% new oak.

Wild ferment, unfined, unfiltered, vegan.

Bottled February 2018, 157 dozen produced.

The Vineyard

The Arranmore Vineyard is owned and farmed by Candice & Frewin. Purchased in March 2016, the vineyard has been farmed organically since purchase and is now NASAA certificed organic from Feb 2019.

Site location:      Piccadilly Valley – Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates:    -34.969091, 138.760670

Clones:             115

Planted:            1998

Elevation:           545 meters

Aspect:              East facing

Harvest:            13thApril 2017

Tonnes:             2T

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