Brothers Peter and Mark Saturno and Vineyard Manager Dino Cotsaris grow our Longview Vineyard Grüner Veltliner.
Site location: Macclesfield – Adelaide Hills
Map coordinates: -35.192097, 138.821556
Elevation: 300 to 320m
Slope: South-facing steep slope
Planted: 2011 on own roots
Clones: Iby – 2016 vintage single clone
Harvest: 7th March 2016
Soil: Rocky and packed with ironstone and quartz minerality. Dense clay and loam subsoil.
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 and fruit, followed by time on lees for mouthfeel.
Unfined and crafted with minimal additives, all CRFT wines are vegan.
Bottled on 15th June 2016, 155 dozen produced.
Handmade by Candice Helbig & Frewin Ries in the Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills.
Zingy and alive; lemon, lime and white mulberries with sweet sliced green beans, freshly sliced vanilla bean and spice. The pallet explodes with a burst of acidity, Granny Smith apple fruit and textural crunch.
Drinking: Ready to drink now or cellar for to 2030.
Alcohol: 13% alc/vol
GF / Sugar: Dry
Release: 31st Oct 2016
95 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion
92 points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
90 points - Huon Hooke