2017 GRÜNER VELTLINER - LONGVIEW VINEYARD

The Vineyard               

Brothers Peter and Mark Saturno and Vineyard Manager Dino Cotsaris grow our Longview Vineyard Grüner Veltliner at Macclesfield, Adelaide Hills.

Site location:    Macclesfield – Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates:  -35.192097, 138.821556

Elevation:        300 to 320m

Slope:            South facing steep slope

Planted:          2011 on own roots

Clones:           Iby, HHW A1-2, HHW A1-3

Rows:             30-45

Harvest:          22nd March 2017

Tonnes:           2.31T

Soil: Rocky and scattered with ironstone and quartz. Fine silt & sandy loam topsoil, dense clay and loam subsoil.

 

The Winemaking    

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

Gently whole-bunch pressed followed by wild fermentation on full solids.

Fermented cool and slow in a stainless steel tank aiming to preserve the purity of vineyard & fruit flavours, followed by time on lees for mouthfeel.

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

Bottled on 4th July 2017, 146 dozen produced.

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

 

The Wine                      

Intense with grapefruit, apple and citrus, hinting at pepper with warm anise spice; peach and nectarine stone fruit flavours in the background. Lovely fruit concentration and creamy mouthfeel, textural with mouth filling acidity, a classic mark of the 2017 vintage.

Drinking:   Ready to drink on release, will cellar for 10+ years.

Alcohol:    13.5% alc/vol

Sugar/GF:   Dry / <0.1g/L

RRP:        $29

Release:    October 2017

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