CRFT 2017 The Broderick Vineyard Pinot Noir

The Wine                                

A delicate perfumed nose, with raspberry, christmas cake and candied citrus peel. The palate showing plum fruit and red berries, with warm spice notes.

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:      12.5% alc/vol

RRP:          $39

Release:      Winter 2019

The Winemaking 

100% Basket Range 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, 150 dozen produced.

The Vineyard

The Broderick Vineyard is owned and organically farmed (uncertified) by the Broderick family – Phil & Mary, with their sons Louis & Sholto.

Site location:      Basket Range – Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates:    -34.930604, 138.778963

Clones:              50% MV6, 50% 777

Planted:             2000

Elevation:           440 meters

Aspect:              East facing

Harvest:             26th March 2017

Tonnes:              2T

Soil: Rocky with sandstone and quartz through clay.