The Vineyard                                  

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

Site location:    Kuitpo - Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates:  -35.226406,138.668736

Planted:          2008 (grafted)

Elevation:        300 to 320m

Aspect:           North West facing

Row orientation:  East-West

Harvest:          9th March 2016

Tonnes:           2.12 T

Soil: Rocky, flinty ground with ironstone and sandstone, and orange clay loam.


The Winemaking        

100% Adelaide Hills Grüner Veltliner.

Hand-picked in the cool of the morning.

Gently whole-bunch 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, 150 dozen produced.

Hand-made by Candice Helbig & Frewin Ries in the Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills.


The Wine                                

Intensity and concentration from 2016 – grapefruit, ginger and star anise spice, hinting at freshly sliced radish with the always-present Kuitpo minerality and wet slate. Medium bodied, the palate shows sweet melon and white pepper. The mouthfeel is creamy with lingering yellow nectarine fruit.

Drinking: Ready to drink now or cellar to 2030.

Alcohol: 13% alc/vol

GF / sugar - dry

RRP: $29

Release: 31st Oct 2016



Hot 100 Wine 2016/2017 - TOP 100 - White wines all about texture

95 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion


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