K1 Vineyard is owned and farmed by Geoff Hardy in Kuitpo towards the South West end of the Adelaide Hills wine region.
Site location: Kuitpo - Adelaide Hills
Map coordinates: -35.227707,138.671739
Elevation: 300 to 320m
Slope: West facing
Harvest: 13th February 2015
Soil: Bright clay with gravel, quartz, ironstone and sandstone.
100% Adelaide Hills Gewürztraminer
Fermented cool & slow in stainless steel to preserve the purity of the vineyard, followed by time on lees for mouthfeel.
Crafted with minimal additives, all CRFT wines are vegan.
Bottled: 25th June 2015
Production: 1146 bottles – 95 doz
Harvested early to preserve the best of this variety. Perfumed and pungent, reminiscent of the Alsatian style. Invokes a feeling of summertime, fresh and bright, bursting with delicate rose petal, fresh lychee and musk. The palate is bone dry with lively acidity leading to a passionfruit twist.
Dinking... Drink now while young and fresh, or up to 2022.
Alcohol: 12.0% alc/vol
TA: 7.30 g/L
GF: 0.03g/L (dry)
94 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion
90+ points - Jane Faulkner, Wine Companion magazine
90+ points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front