CRFT 2018 Grüner Veltliner – The 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: 6th March 2018

Tonnes: 2.3T

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

 

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, 152 dozen produced.

The Wine                                 

Ripe white pear and white nectarine, with the perfumed lift of sweet-blossom nectar. Textural with mouth-coating oiliness, yet crisp with fresh acidity. Fresh quince and anise spice in abundance, this wine just goes on and on.

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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