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.
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.
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
Release: 31st Oct 2016
Hot 100 Wine 2016/2017 - TOP 100 - White wines all about texture
95 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion