SOLD OUT - CRFT 2018 Mencia - The Schmidt Vineyard

The Vineyard

The Schmitd's grown our Mencia grapes at their property in Vine Vale, located in the heart of the Barossa Valley.

The Winemaking

Picked in the cool of the morning and gently destemmed to preserve whole berries. Fermented in an open top tank with a light hand plunge once or twice daily.
Pressed directly to barrel for Malo-lactic fermentation and left to mature in oak for 10 months’ - 100% French, 50% 1 year old / 50% older oak.

100% Barossa Valley Mencia.

Unfined, unfiltered, wild fermented, vegan. Hand made by Candice and Frew at their Arranmore property winery in Carey Gully.
Bottled on 13th December 2018, 57.5 dozen produced.

The Wine

Medium bodied and deep in colour,. Lifted with dark flavours of blackberry jam, currents and loaded with spice of black cardomon and anise.

Drinking: Ready at release, or cellar for 3-5 years and beyond.

Alcohol: 13% alc/vol
RRP: $31

Release May 2019

WINE MUST BE ORDERED IN MULTIPLES OF 6 AND OUR MINIMUM ORDER IS 6 BOTTLES OF ANY SELECTION.

WE CANNOT SHIP TO PO BOXES OR PARCEL COLLECT LOCATIONS, PHYSICAL ADDRESSES ONLY PLEASE.

2018 Theia Chardonnay - Arranmore Vineyard

The Arranmore Vineyard

Owned, managed and farmed by Frewin & Candice, the 5 acre Arranmore Vineyard planted from 1995-1998, is situated at Carey Gully in the Piccadilly Valley (Adelaide Hills).

Organically farmed since January 2016, it was certified in April 2018 as ‘In-Conversion to organic’ by NASAA.

Full NASAA Organic certification to follow in Jan 2019.

The vineyard is east facing and sits at 550 meters above sea level.

Winemaking

100% NASAA Certified ‘IN-CONVERSION TO ORGANIC’ Chardonnay grapes and wine.

Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed with wild fermentation on full solids starting in tank.

Transferred to oak for barrel fermentation about half way through ferment.

25% new oak, 75% older used oak, 100% French, 6 months barrel maturation.

Occasional lees stir with full malo-lactic fermentation.

Wild ferment, unfined, unfiltered, vegan.

Bottled October 2018, 90 dozen.

Wine

Complex nose with biscuity oak and pine-lime splice with fresh white peach and coconut. The palate layered and textural, with fine acidity finishing with macadamia nuts and lingering stone fruit. Benefits from a little time to open.

Ready to drink at release, cellar 5-7 years, possibly beyond.

Alcohol 12.1% alc/vol.

Sugar/GF Dry / <0.1g/l

RRP $45

Release May 2019

WINE MUST BE ORDERED IN MULTIPLES OF 6 AND OUR MINIMUM ORDER IS 6 BOTTLES OF ANY SELECTION.

WE CANNOT SHIP TO PO BOXES OR PARCEL POST LOCATIONS, PHYSICAL ADDRESSES ONLY PLEASE.

2018 Theia The White - Arranmore Vineyard

The Arranmore Vineyard

Estate-owned, managed and farmed, the 5 acre Arranmore Vineyard planted from 1995-1998, is situated at Carey Gully in the Piccadilly Valley (Adelaide Hills).

The Arranmore Vineyard has been farmed organically since January 2016 and in April 2018 was certified as ‘In-Conversion to organic’ by NASAA. Full Organic certification to follow in Jan 2019.

The vineyard is East facing and sits at 550 meters above sea level.

Winemaking

100% NASAA Certified ‘IN-CONVERSION TO ORGANIC’ Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes and wine.

50% Pinot Noir / 50% Chardonnay.

Pinot Noir hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed and wild fermented.

Chardonnay hand-picked, gently destemmed retaining whole berries, then wild fermented dry on skins.

Matured in 100% older used oak, 100% French oak, 6 months in barrel, partial malo-lactic fermentation.

Wild fermented, unfined, unfiltered, vegan.

Bottled October 2018, 115 dozen.

Wine

Straw in colour, with lifted aromatics showing fennel seed spice, quince paste and guava fruit. The skin-contact characters playing in the background. The palate is crisp and crunchy, yet mouth-filling and textural, it finishes with fresh ripe apricot and milk chocolate.

A great food-wine or aperitif, great to get your taste-buds tingling.

Ready to drink at release, cellar to 2023.

Alcohol - 12.1% alc/vol.

Sugar/GF - Dry / <0.1g/l

RRP $31

Released May 2019

WINE MUST BE ORDERED IN MULTIPLES OF 6 AND OUR MINIMUM ORDER IS 6 BOTTLES OF ANY SELECTION.

WE CANNOT SHIP TO PO BOXES OR PARCEL COLLECT LOCATIONS, PHYSICAL ADDRESSES ONLY PLEASE.

SOLD OUT - 2018 Theia Pinot Noir - Arranmore Vineyard

The Arranmore Vineyard

Owned, managed and farmed by Frewin & Candice, the 5 acre Arranmore Vineyard planted from 1995-1998, is situated at Carey Gully in the Piccadilly Valley (Adelaide Hills).

Organically farmed since January 2016, it was certified in April 2018 as ‘In-Conversion to organic’ by NASAA.

Full NASAA Organic certification to follow in Jan 2019.

The vineyard is east facing and sits at 550 meters above sea level.

 

Winemaking

100% NASAA Certified ‘IN-CONVERSION TO ORGANIC’ Pinot Noir grapes and wine.

Hand-picked and hand-sorted to tank, 100% whole bunches. Cold soaked prior to wild fermentation on skins. Pressed to barrel once dry.

40% new oak, 60% older used oak, 100% French, 6 month barrel maturation.

Wild ferment, unfined, unfiltered, vegan.

Bottled October 2018, 55 dozen.

Wine

Lifted and distinct, caraway seeds, rhubarb, strawberries and cream. Earthy and broody with bright fruit undertones. Benefits from a little time to open.

Ready to drink at release, cellar up to 5 years.

Alcohol       12.5% alc/vol.

RRP           $39

Release       May 2019

WINE MUST BE ORDERED IN MULTIPLES OF 6 AND OUR MINIMUM ORDER IS 6 BOTTLES OF ANY SELECTION.

WE CANNOT SHIP TO PO BOXES OR PARCEL COLLECT LOCATIONS, PHYSICAL ADDRESSES ONLY PLEASE.

SOLD OUT- 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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SOLD OUT - 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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