CRFT 2019 Grüner Veltliner – The Arranmore Vineyard - NASAA Certified organic

CRFT 2019 Arranmore Vineyard Grüner Veltliner is our first NASAA Certified Organic wine and the very first release of our estate-owned and grown Grüner Veltliner.

The Wine

We are so happy with the first release of our home-grown Grüner. Already showing the wonderful traits of this Austrian native , with poached quince, fresh pear and dill. Gives notes of parsnip and marmalade, with a mouth filling textural palate of pepper and spice over layers of stone fruit.  

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 29th March 2019, 1.9 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 48 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, 135 dozen produced.

The Vineyard

The Arranmore Vineyard has been farmed organically since Frewin & Candice took ownership in January 2016 and is now NASAA Certified Organic (February 2019).

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).

Elevation - 545 meters

Aspect - East facing

Planted - Grafted on 20 year old Sauvignon Blanc vines, winter 2017. Cuttings from Geoff Hardy’s K1 vineyard Grüner Veltliner.

Clone - Elite

Soil - Rich dark loam with clay and gravel mix, small pieces of quartz and ironstone sprinkled throughout.

Map - -34.969564, 138.760102

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

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