2016 CRFT Pinot Noir - The Budenberg Vineyard

The Vineyard               

The Budenberg Vineyard is managed & farmed by Mark & Andrie Whisson. The vineyard is owned by Ian & Rosie Budenberg.

Site location:    Piccadilly Valley – Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates: -34.97274,138.744384

Clones:           Majority 114 & 115, 1 row of MV6

Planted:          1995

Elevation:        540 meters

Aspect:           East facing

Rows:             19, 37-44, 66-69, 74-76.

Harvest:          15th March 2016

Tonnes:           2.1T

Soil:       Clay loam and shale with a mix ironstone, blue stone and quartz. An incrediblysteep and rocky site.


The Winemaking               

Hand-made by Candice and Frewin at their small winery in Carey Gully.

Grapes hand-picked & gently destemmed to retain whole berries with 25% whole bunches.

Cold soaked prior to wild fermentation in an open-top tank, then pressed to barrel once dry. Matured for 10 months in 100% French oak, 15% new oak.

Lees stirred in barrel for a few months.

Wild fermented, unfined, unfiltered and crafted with minimal additives, all CRFT wines are vegan.

Bottled February 2017, 169 dozen produced.


The Wine                                 

Dark and intense with violets, iodine and blackberry fruit. Vanilla bean and cinnamon spice lift, with mouth filling tannins and lengthy persistence.

Drinking:   Drink at release, will improve with cellaring.

Alcohol:    14% alc/vol.

RRP:        $39

Release:    Autumn 2018


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