SOLD OUT - 2016 CRFT Pinot Noir - The Arranmore Vineyard

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The Vineyard               

The Budenberg Vineyard is managed & farmed by Mark & Andrie Whisson. The vineyard is owned by Ian & Rosie Budenberg.

Site location:    Piccadilly Valley – Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates: -34.97274,138.744384

Clones:           Majority 114 & 115, 1 row of MV6

Planted:          1995

Elevation:        540 meters

Aspect:           East facing

Rows:             19, 37-44, 66-69, 74-76.

Harvest:          15th March 2016

Tonnes:           2.1T

Soil:       Clay loam and shale with a mix ironstone, blue stone and quartz. An incrediblysteep and rocky site.

 

The Winemaking               

Hand-made by Candice and Frewin at their small winery in Carey Gully.

Grapes hand-picked & gently destemmed to retain whole berries with 25% whole bunches.

Cold soaked prior to wild fermentation in an open-top tank, then pressed to barrel once dry. Matured for 10 months in 100% French oak, 15% new oak.

Lees stirred in barrel for a few months.

Wild fermented, unfined, unfiltered and crafted with minimal additives, all CRFT wines are vegan.

Bottled February 2017, 169 dozen produced.

SOLD OUT - 2017 Theia Chardonnay - Arranmore Vineyard

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The Arranmore Vineyard               

Estate-owned, managed and farmed, the 5 acre Arranmore Vineyard planted from 1995- 1998, is situated at Carey Gully in the Piccadilly Valley (Adelaide Hills).

The Arranmore Vineyard has been farmed organically since January 2016 and will undergo the process to become NASAA Certified Organic in 2018.

The vineyard is East facing and sits at 550 meters above sea level.

 

The Winemaking               

Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed to tank on full solids, allowing wild fermentation to progress in tank. Transferred to oak for barrel fermentation about half way through ferment. 40% new oak, 60% older used oak, 100% French, 6 months in barrel. Lees stirred in oak for a few months, with full MLF. Wine remained on full lees until racked before bottling.

Unfined and unfiltered. Small SO2 addition pre-bottling, no other additions. Bottled October 2017, 63 dozen.

 

The Wine                                 

2017 vintage is the first release of the Theia Chardonnay.

Funky and flinty with warm toasted hazelnut, sesame seed, citrus and peach.
Shows shortbread and apricot stone fruit and an utterly creamy mouthfeel with soft lingering acidity.

Ready to drink at release, will improve with bottle age.

Alcohol 11.5% alc/vol

Sugar/GF Dry / <0.1g/L

RRP Release  $45

 

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SOLD OUT - 2017 Theia The White - Arranmore Vineyard

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The Vineyard               

Estate-owned, managed and farmed, the 5-acre Arranmore Vineyard planted from 1995- 1998, is situated at Carey Gully in the Piccadilly Valley (Adelaide Hills).

The Arranmore Vineyard has been farmed organically since January 2016 and will undergo the process to become NASAA Certified Organic in 2018.

The vineyard is East facing and sits at 550 meters above sea level.

 

The Winemaking               

Pinot Noir / Chardonnay / Sauvignon Blanc. Each variety hand-picked separately. The whites gently destemmed, the Pinot Noir whole bunch pressed. All three varieties combined on full solids in an open-top and co-fermented on Chardonnay and Sauv Blanc skins.

Wild fermented dry on skins, then pressed and transferred to barrel.

100% older used oak, 100% French oak, 6 months in barrel.

Lees stirred in oak for a few months with full MLF. Wine remained on full lees until racked before bottling.

Unfined and unfiltered. Small SO2 addition pre-bottling, no other additions. Bottled October 2017, 48 dozen.

 

The Wine                                 

2017 is the first release of The White.

We love this girl for ever-evolving personality. Strawberries, wild herbs and green mango, savoury and flinty, floral and lifted, it’s all about the texture and fruit.

Ready to drink at release, can be cellared for up to 5 years.

Alcohol 11.5% alc/vol.

Sugar/GF Dry / <0.1g/l

RRP $40

 

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SOLD OUT - 2017 Theia Pinot Noir - Arranmore Vineyard

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The Vineyard               

Estate-owned, managed and farmed, the 5 acre Arranmore Vineyard planted from 1995- 1998, is situated at Carey Gully in the Piccadilly Valley (Adelaide Hills).

The Arranmore Vineyard has been farmed organically since January 2016 and will undergo the process to become NASAA Certified Organic in 2018.

The vineyard is East facing and sits at 550 meters above sea level. Pinot Noir Clone D5V12

 

The Winemaking               

Hand-picked and hand-sorted to tank, 100% whole bunches. Cold soaked prior to wild fermentation on skins. Pressed to barrel once dry.

50% new oak, 50% older used oak, 100% French, 6 months in barrel.

Lees stirred in oak for a few months. Wine remained on full lees until racked before bottling.

Unfined and unfiltered. Small SO2 addition pre-bottling, no other additions. Bottled October 2017, 51 dozen.

 

The Wine                                 

2017 is the first release of Theia Pinot Noir.

Think strawberries in a forest, lifted with sweet red berries, spice and jam. Lively and bright, yet savoury and broody – the yin and yang of Pinot.

Ready to drink at release, will improve with cellaring.

Alcohol 12.5% alc/vol.

Sugar/GF Dry / <0.1g/L

RRP $40

 

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