Geoff Hardy grows our K1 Vineyard Gewürztraminer from his beautiful property at Kuitpo.
Site location: Kuitpo - Adelaide Hills
Map coordinates: -35.227707,138.671739
Elevation: 300 to 320m
Slope: North-West facing
Harvest: 20th February 2016
Soil: Bright orange clay with a rocky gravel, ironstone, sandstone and quartz mix.
100% Adelaide Hills Gewürztraminer
Picked in the early-morning cool, followed by 24 hours’ skin contact in the press.
Gently pressed followed by wild fermentation on full solids.
Fermented cool and slow in a stainless steel tank to preserve the purity of vineyard & fruit, followed by time on lees for mouthfeel.
Unfined and crafted with minimal additives, all CRFT wines are vegan.
Bottled on 15th June 2016, 170 dozen produced.
Hand-made by Candice Helbig & Frewin Ries in the Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills.
Gewurztraminer ripens unevenly on the vine, which is a blessing when it comes to the winemaking. The result?... a spectrum of flavours as well as a kick of natural acidity from the less-ripe berries.
Lifted with lychee, quince and delicate citrus blossom. Grapefruit undernotes and scented rose. Fresh and light-bodied, utterly smashable, with a good whack of texture to-boot.
Drinking: Ready to drink at release, cellar to 2026.
Alcohol: 12% alc/vol
GF / sugar - dry
Release: 31st Oct 2016
95 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion