The Vineyard                                  

Geoff Hardy grows our K1 Vineyard Gewürztraminer from his beautiful property at Kuitpo.

Site location:    Kuitpo - Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates:  -35.227707,138.671739

Planted:          2008

Elevation:        300 to 320m

Slope:            North-West facing

Harvest:          20th February 2016

Tonnes:           2.4T

Soil: Bright orange clay with a rocky gravel, ironstone, sandstone and quartz mix.


The Winemaking        

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.


The Wine                                

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

RRP: $27

Release: 31st Oct 2016



95 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion


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