Harvested early to preserve the best of this variety.  Aromatic, punchy nose, reminiscent of the Alsatian style.  Bone dry palate with bright acid.


The Vineyard                   

K1 Vineyard is owned and farmed by Geoff Hardy.

Site location: Kuitpo - Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates: -35.227707,138.671739

Planted: 2008

Elevation: 300 to 320m

Soil: Bright clay with gravel, quartz, ironstone and sandstone.

Aspect: West facing

Harvest: 5th March 2013

Tonnes:  2.48T


The Winemaking

100% Adelaide Hills Gewürztraminer.

Gently whole bunch pressed.

Fermented cool & slow in stainless steel to preserve the purity of the vineyard, followed by time on lees for mouthfeel.

Crafted with minimal additives and fining, all CRFT wines are vegan.

Bottled 1st August 2013 – 2001 bottles


The Wine

Hugely perfumed and bursting from the glass with lychee fruit, Turkish delight and hints of spice.  The palate has textural layers with lively acidity.

Food... Gewürztraminer loves spicy Asian food.

Drinking... Drink now while young and fresh, or watch it develop to 2017.

Alcohol: 12.0% alc/vol

pH: 3.15

TA: 6.20 g/L

RS: 1.4 g/L (dry-style)



93 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion


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