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.

CRFT 2017 The Budenberg Vineyard Pinot Noir

Wine                                

Classic Budenberg showing violets, fresh black cherry and strawberry jam, with musky notes and background characters of nutmeg spice and a savoury smokiness. Fine grainy tannins and a concentrated juicy mouthfeel, with minerally ironstone and tobacco 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:      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, 30% new oak.

Wild ferment, unfined, unfiltered, vegan.

Bottled February 2018, 79 dozen produced.

The Vineyard

The Budenberg Vineyard is managed & organically farmed (uncertified) by Mark & Andrie Whisson. The vineyard is owned by the Budenberg family.

Site location:      Piccadilly Valley – Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates:    -34.97274,138.744384

Clones:              Majority 114 & 115, 1 row MV6

Planted:             1995

Elevation:           540 meters

Aspect:              East facing

Rows:                19, 37-44, 66-69, 74-76.

Harvest:             7thApril 2017

Tonnes:              1.1T

Soil:         Clay loam and shale with a mix ironstone, blue stone and quartz. An incredibly steep and rocky site.

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. 

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.