CRFT 2017 The Whisson Lake Vineyard Pinot Noir

The Wine                                

Violets, dark cherries and black forest cake, yet earthy with porcini mushrooms and forest notes. Velvety mouthfeel, with concentrated fruit and great intensity.

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:      14.5% alc/vol

RRP:          $39

Release:      Winter 2019

The 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 soak 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, 140 dozen produced.

The Vineyard

The Whisson Lake Vineyard is owned and organically farmed (uncertified) by Mark & Andrie Whisson.

Site location:      Piccadilly Valley – Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates:    -34.967153, 138.751102

Clones:              D5V12, 777, 114,115, MV6

Planted:             1985

Elevation:           610 meters

Aspect:              North East facing

Harvest:             13thApril 2017

Tonnes:              2T

Soil: Clay with schist and Gneiss.