The Chapel Valley Vineyard is owned and farmed by Sam Virgara.
Site location: Piccadilly Valley – Adelaide Hills
Map coordinates: -34.974428,138.737142
Clones: 114 & 115
Elevation: 490 meters
Aspect: South facing
Rows: 10 to 14
Harvest: 16thMarch 2016
Soil: Grey sandy loam with a gravel mix, clay subsoil.
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, 105 dozen produced.
Elegantly perfumed, spearmint, nutmeg, red fruits and citrus peel. The silky texture combines with sweet wild strawberry flavours, licorice and fresh bay leaf.
Drinking: Drink at release, will improve with cellaring.
Alcohol: 14% alc/vol.
Release: Autumn 2018
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