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
Elevation: 540 meters
Aspect: East facing
Rows: 19, 37-44, 66-69, 74-76.
Harvest: 15th March 2016
Soil: Clay loam and shale with a mix ironstone, blue stone and quartz. An incrediblysteep and rocky site.
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.