CRFT 2019 Grüner Veltliner – The K1 Vineyard

The Wine

Our seventh vintage producing this lovely wine from Kuitpo. The nose loaded with grapefruit, citrus and lime leaf, along with subtle notes of just-picked dill, fresh cucumber, celery and white pepper. The palate has a minerally flinty edge and direct acid line with savoury textural notes and oodles of fresh-cut stone fruit. The anise spice character lingers on the finish.

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 - 13.0% alc/vol

Sugar/GF - Dry / <0.1g/l

RRP - $30

Release – 11th October 2019

The Winemaking

Harvested 6th March 2019, 1.57 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 38 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, 123 dozen produced.

The Vineyard

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

Elevation - 300 to 320m  

Aspect - North West facing

Planted - 2008 (grafted)

Clone - Elite

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

Map - -35.226406,138.668736