2017 GRÜNER VELTLINER - K1 VINEYARD

The Vineyard               

Geoff Hardy grows our K1 Vineyard Grüner Veltliner from his beautiful property at Kuitpo.

Site location:    Kuitpo - Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates:  -35.226406,138.668736

Planted:          2008 (grafted)

Elevation:        300 to 320m

Aspect:           North West facing

Row orientation:  East-West

Harvest:          18th April 2017

Tonnes:           1.87 T

Soil: Rocky, flinty ground with ironstone and sandstone, and orange clay loam.

 

The Winemaking               

100% Adelaide Hills Grüner Veltliner, hand-picked in the cool morning.

Half of the fruit was destemmed followed by 48 hours’ skin contact prior to pressing. The remaining fruit, whole bunch pressed to tank at receival.

Combined and wild fermented as one batch on full solids, with cool and slow fermentation in a stainless steel tank aiming to preserve the purity of vineyard & fruit flavour. Followed by time on lees for mouthfeel.

Unfined and crafted with minimal additives, all CRFT wines are vegan.

Bottled on 4th July 2017, 126 dozen produced.

Hand-made by Candice & Frewin at their Arranmore property in the Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills.

 

The Wine                                 

A complex and textural style, warm spice, floral notes and nuttiness, surrounded by classic Kuitpo flavours of white pear, green apple with hints of thyme & celery. Minerally acidity, zippy like kiwi fruit with great mouthfeel and structural persistence.

*While young (<1yo), can benefit with a short time to open in the glass or bottle before drinking

Drinking:   Ready to drink on release and will improve with age. Cellar 10+ years.

Alcohol:    13% alc/vol

Sugar/GF:   Dry / GF <0.1g/L

RRP:        $29

Release:    October 2017 

 

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