K1 Vineyard is owned and farmed by Geoff Hardy.
Site location: Kuitpo - Adelaide Hills
Map coordinates: -35.226406,138.668736
Elevation: 300 to 320m
Aspect: West facing
Harvest: 3rd March 2015
Soil: Bright clay with gravel, quartz, ironstone and sandstone.
100% Adelaide Hills Grüner Veltliner.
Gently whole bunch pressed and 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: 1,548 bottles – 129 dozen
Lifted and fragrant with white pear and quince blossom. The nose hinting at warm spice with fresh ginger and a pop of star anise, while the slatey minerality mirrors the cool slopes of Kuitpo. The palate is textural and giving, showing crunchy acidity with a lingering white nectarine and stone fruit finish.
Drinking... Enjoy now or cellar to 2025.
Alcohol: 12.5% alc/vol
TA: 6.50 g/L
GF: 0.09 g/L (dry)
94 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion
92 points - Jane Faulkner, Wine Companion magazine