SOLD OUT 2016 GEWÜRZTRAMINER - K1 VINEYARD

The Vineyard                                  

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

Site location:    Kuitpo - Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates:  -35.227707,138.671739

Planted:          2008

Elevation:        300 to 320m

Slope:            North-West facing

Harvest:          20th February 2016

Tonnes:           2.4T

Soil: Bright orange clay with a rocky gravel, ironstone, sandstone and quartz mix.

 

The Winemaking        

100% Adelaide Hills Gewürztraminer

Picked in the early-morning cool, followed by 24 hours’ skin contact in the press.

Gently 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, 170 dozen produced.

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

 

The Wine                                

Gewurztraminer ripens unevenly on the vine, which is a blessing when it comes to the winemaking. The result?... a spectrum of flavours as well as a kick of natural acidity from the less-ripe berries.

Lifted with lychee, quince and delicate citrus blossom. Grapefruit undernotes and scented rose. Fresh and light-bodied, utterly smashable, with a good whack of texture to-boot.

Drinking: Ready to drink at release, cellar to 2026.

Alcohol: 12% alc/vol

GF / sugar - dry

RRP: $27

Release: 31st Oct 2016

 

Reviews                               

95 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion

 

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SOLD OUT - 2015 GEWÜRZTRAMINER - K1 VINEYARD

The Vineyard                                                                

K1 Vineyard is owned and farmed by Geoff Hardy in Kuitpo towards the South West end of the Adelaide Hills wine region.

Site location: Kuitpo - Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates: -35.227707,138.671739

Planted: 2008

Elevation: 300 to 320m

Slope: West facing

Harvest: 13th February 2015

Tonnes:  1.4T

Soil: Bright clay with gravel, quartz, ironstone and sandstone.

 

The Winemaking

100% Adelaide Hills Gewürztraminer

Fermented cool & slow in stainless steel to preserve the purity of the vineyard, followed by time on lees for mouthfeel.

Crafted with minimal additives, all CRFT wines are vegan.

Bottled:  25th June 2015

Production:  1146 bottles – 95 doz

 

The Wine

Harvested early to preserve the best of this variety.  Perfumed and pungent, reminiscent of the Alsatian style. Invokes a feeling of summertime, fresh and bright, bursting with delicate rose petal, fresh lychee and musk. The palate is bone dry with lively acidity leading to a passionfruit twist.

Dinking... Drink now while young and fresh, or up to 2022.

Alcohol:  12.0% alc/vol

pH:  3.09

TA:  7.30 g/L

GF:  0.03g/L (dry)

 

Reviews

94 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion

90+ points - Jane Faulkner, Wine Companion magazine

90+ points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

 

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SOLD OUT - 2014 Gewürztraminer - K1 Vineyard

 
 

The Vineyard                                                                

K1 Vineyard is owned and farmed by Geoff Hardy in Kuitpo towards the South West end of the Adelaide Hills wine region.

Site location: Kuitpo - Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates: -35.227707,138.671739

Planted: 2008

Elevation: 300 to 320m

Slope: West facing

Harvest: 5th March 2014

Tonnes:  2.37T

Soil: Bright clay with gravel, quartz, ironstone and sandstone.

 

The Winemaking

100% Adelaide Hills Gewürztraminer

Gently pressed and fermented cool & slow in stainless steel to preserve the purity of the vineyard, followed by time on lees for mouthfeel.

Crafted with minimal additives and fining, all CRFT wines are vegan.

Bottled 16th June 2014 – 2026 bottles 

 

The Wine

From the cool slopes of Kuitpo, delicate, bone dry and textural – just how Gewürz should be. Lychee fruit, lemon zest, and Turkish delight, wrapped around hints of fresh ginger and lavender. Pair with food for a whole new dimension and watch the spice pop.

Food... A perfect match for spicy dishes, seafood or cheese.

Dinking... Drink now while young and fresh, or up to 2021.

Alcohol 12.0% alc/vol

RS 1.3 g/L (dry) 

 

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SOLD OUT - 2013 GEWÜRZTRAMINER - K1 VINEYARD

 
 

Harvested early to preserve the best of this variety.  Aromatic, punchy nose, reminiscent of the Alsatian style.  Bone dry palate with bright acid.

 

The Vineyard                   

K1 Vineyard is owned and farmed by Geoff Hardy.

Site location: Kuitpo - Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates: -35.227707,138.671739

Planted: 2008

Elevation: 300 to 320m

Soil: Bright clay with gravel, quartz, ironstone and sandstone.

Aspect: West facing

Harvest: 5th March 2013

Tonnes:  2.48T

 

The Winemaking

100% Adelaide Hills Gewürztraminer.

Gently whole bunch pressed.

Fermented cool & slow in stainless steel to preserve the purity of the vineyard, followed by time on lees for mouthfeel.

Crafted with minimal additives and fining, all CRFT wines are vegan.

Bottled 1st August 2013 – 2001 bottles

 

The Wine

Hugely perfumed and bursting from the glass with lychee fruit, Turkish delight and hints of spice.  The palate has textural layers with lively acidity.

Food... Gewürztraminer loves spicy Asian food.

Drinking... Drink now while young and fresh, or watch it develop to 2017.

Alcohol: 12.0% alc/vol

pH: 3.15

TA: 6.20 g/L

RS: 1.4 g/L (dry-style)

 

Reviews

93 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion

 

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