CRFT 2018 Grüner Veltliner – The K1 Vineyard

The Vineyard               

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

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 March 2018

Tonnes:           1.5 T

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

The Winemaking               

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

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

Short period of skin-contact followed by wild fermentation on full solids. Fermented in stainless steel and unoaked.

Some light lees stirring prior to settling in tank.

Unfined, unfiltered, vegan. Some light lees present.

Bottled July 2018, 92 dozen produced.

The Wine                                 

Fresh green apple with the lift of spring flowers and zingy citrus notes of lemon and lime-leaf. The palate is tight with grapefruit flavours and peppery tannins, but swept with a mouth-coating textural richness. Lingers with white peach and fennel seed spice. 

Drinking:   Ready to drink on release, cellar for up to 10 years. Possibly longer.

Alcohol:    13.5 % alc/vol

Sugar/GF:   Dry / GF <0.1g/L

RRP:        $29

Release:    October 26th 2018

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