CRFT 2019 Grüner Veltliner – The Arranmore Vineyard - NASAA Certified organic

CRFT 2019 Arranmore Vineyard Grüner Veltliner is our first NASAA Certified Organic wine and the very first release of our estate-owned and grown Grüner Veltliner.

The Wine

We are so happy with the first release of our home-grown Grüner. Already showing the wonderful traits of this Austrian native , with poached quince, fresh pear and dill. Gives notes of parsnip and marmalade, with a mouth filling textural palate of pepper and spice over layers of stone fruit.  

Drinking beautifully at release and will continue to develop with bottle age. Cellar up to 8 years and possibly beyond.

Some light lees present which will settle by standing upright in the fridge, or simply drink cloudy and enjoy as is! The lees are a natural part of the winemaking process and do not impact the quality of the wine.

Alcohol - 13.5% alc/vol

Sugar/GF - Dry/<0.1g/L

RRP - $30

Release – 11th October 2019

 

The Winemaking

Harvested 29th March 2019, 1.9 tonnes

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

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

Around half of the batch underwent skin contact for 48 hours prior to press.

Whole bunch pressed followed by wild fermentation on full solids. Fermented cool and slow in stainless steel and unoaked. Some light lees stirring prior to settling and racking.

Unfined, unfiltered, vegan.

Bottled 13th August 2019, 135 dozen produced.

The Vineyard

The Arranmore Vineyard has been farmed organically since Frewin & Candice took ownership in January 2016 and is now NASAA Certified Organic (February 2019).

Estate-owned, managed and farmed, the 5-acre Arranmore Vineyard planted from 1995-1998, is situated at Carey Gully in the Piccadilly Valley (Adelaide Hills).

Elevation - 545 meters

Aspect - East facing

Planted - Grafted on 20 year old Sauvignon Blanc vines, winter 2017. Cuttings from Geoff Hardy’s K1 vineyard Grüner Veltliner.

Clone - Elite

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

Map - -34.969564, 138.760102

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.