CRFT 2019 Grüner Veltliner – The Longview Vineyard

The Wine

Punchy guava and mango with freshly cut granny smith apple, the nose is lifted and intense. The palate weighty with a wet slate character that is swept with textural layers and savoury grilled cheddar cheese notes.

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 27th February 2019, 1.6 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 24 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, 118 dozen produced.

The Vineyard

Brothers Peter and Mark Saturno and Vineyard Manager Dino Cotsaris grow our Longview Vineyard Grüner Veltliner at Macclesfield, Adelaide Hills.

Elevation - 300 to 320m

Aspect - South facing steep slope

Planted - 2011 on own roots

Clones - Iby, HHW A1-2, HHW A1-3

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

Map - -35.192097, 138.821556