Brothers Peter and Mark Saturno and Vineyard Manager Dino Cotsaris grow our Longview Vineyard Grüner Veltliner at Macclesfield, Adelaide Hills.
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, HHW A1-2, HHW A1-3
Harvest: 22nd March 2017
Soil: Rocky and scattered with ironstone and quartz. Fine silt & sandy loam topsoil, 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 aiming to preserve the purity of vineyard & fruit flavours, followed by time on lees for mouthfeel.
Unfined and crafted with minimal additives, all CRFT wines are vegan.
Bottled on 4th July 2017, 146 dozen produced.
Hand-made by Candice & Frewin at their Arranmore property in the Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills.
Intense with grapefruit, apple and citrus, hinting at pepper with warm anise spice; peach and nectarine stone fruit flavours in the background. Lovely fruit concentration and creamy mouthfeel, textural with mouth filling acidity, a classic mark of the 2017 vintage.
Drinking: Ready to drink on release, will cellar for 10+ years.
Alcohol: 13.5% alc/vol
Sugar/GF: Dry / <0.1g/L
Release: October 2017