SOLD OUT - 2017 GRÜNER VELTLINER - LONGVIEW VINEYARD

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The Vineyard                                  

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

Rows:             30-45

Harvest:          22nd March 2017

Tonnes:           2.31T

Soil: Rocky and scattered with ironstone and quartz. Fine silt & sandy loam topsoil, dense clay and loam subsoil.

The Winemaking    

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.

The Wine                      

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

RRP:        $29

Release:    October 2017

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SOLD OUT - 2017 GRÜNER VELTLINER - K1 VINEYARD

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The Vineyard                                  

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:          18th April 2017

Tonnes:           1.87 T

Soil: Rocky, flinty ground with ironstone and sandstone, and orange clay loam.

 

The Winemaking               

100% Adelaide Hills Grüner Veltliner, hand-picked in the cool morning.

Half of the fruit was destemmed followed by 48 hours’ skin contact prior to pressing. The remaining fruit, whole bunch pressed to tank at receival.

Combined and wild fermented as one batch on full solids, with cool and slow fermentation in a stainless steel tank aiming to preserve the purity of vineyard & fruit flavour. Followed by time on lees for mouthfeel.

Unfined and crafted with minimal additives, all CRFT wines are vegan.

Bottled on 4th July 2017, 126 dozen produced.

Hand-made by Candice & Frewin at their Arranmore property in the Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills.

 

The Wine                                 

A complex and textural style, warm spice, floral notes and nuttiness, surrounded by classic Kuitpo flavours of white pear, green apple with hints of thyme & celery. Minerally acidity, zippy like kiwi fruit with great mouthfeel and structural persistence.

*While young (<1yo), can benefit with a short time to open in the glass or bottle before drinking

Drinking:   Ready to drink on release and will improve with age. Cellar 10+ years.

Alcohol:    13% alc/vol

Sugar/GF:   Dry / GF <0.1g/L

RRP:        $29

Release:    October 2017 

 

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SOLD OUT - 2016 GRÜNER VELTLINER - K1 VINEYARD

The Vineyard                                  

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.

 

The Winemaking        

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.

 

The Wine                                

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

RRP: $29

Release: 31st Oct 2016

 

Reviews                               

Hot 100 Wine 2016/2017 - TOP 100 - White wines all about texture

95 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion

 

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SOLD OUT - 2016 GRÜNER VELTLINER - LONGVIEW VINEYARD

The Vineyard                           

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

Rows:             30-45

Harvest:          7th March 2016

Tonnes:           2.2T

Soil: Rocky and packed with ironstone and quartz minerality. Dense clay and loam subsoil.

 

The Winemaking        

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.

 

The Wine                                

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

RRP: $29

Release: 31st Oct 2016

 

Reviews                                

95 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion

92 points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

90 points - Huon Hooke

 

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SOLD OUT - 2015 GRÜNER VELTLINER - K1 VINEYARD

The Vineyard

K1 Vineyard is owned and farmed by Geoff Hardy.

Site location: Kuitpo - Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates: -35.226406,138.668736

Planted: 2009

Elevation: 300 to 320m

Aspect: West facing

Harvest: 3rd March 2015

Tonnes:  1.92T

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

 

The Winemaking

100% Adelaide Hills Grüner Veltliner.

Gently whole bunch 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, all CRFT wines are vegan.

Bottled 25th June 2015

Production:  1,548 bottles – 129 dozen

 

The Wine

Lifted and fragrant with white pear and quince blossom. The nose hinting at warm spice with fresh ginger and a pop of star anise, while the slatey minerality mirrors the cool slopes of Kuitpo. The palate is textural and giving, showing crunchy acidity with a lingering white nectarine and stone fruit finish.

Drinking... Enjoy now or cellar to 2025.

Alcohol: 12.5% alc/vol

pH: 3.08

TA: 6.50 g/L

GF: 0.09 g/L (dry)

 

Reviews

94 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion

92 points - Jane Faulkner, Wine Companion magazine

 

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SOLD OUT - 2015 GRÜNER VELTLINER - LONGVIEW VINEYARD

The Vineyard                                                                

The Longview Vineyard is owned and run by the Saturno family with Vineyard Manager Dino Cotsaris.

Site location: Macclesfield – Adelaide Hills wine region

Map coordinates: -35.192007, 138.821639

Elevation: 300 to 320m

Slope: South facing

Harvest: 13th February 2015

Tonnes:  2.12T

 

The Winemaking

100% Adelaide Hills Grüner Veltliner.

Gently whole bunch 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, all CRFT wines are vegan.

Bottled:  25th June 2015

Production:  1,746 bottles – 145 dozen

 

The Wine

Wonderfully expressive nose with freshly sliced granny smith apple, honeydew melon and fennel seed notes. Awesomely fresh with celery, cucumber and a squeeze of lime. The palate medium bodied with luscious layers and a cheek-filling textural edge.

Drinking... Enjoy upon release or cellar to 2025.

Alcohol: 12.5% alc/vol

pH:  3.16

TA:  6.50 g/L

GF:  0.13g/L (dry)

 

Reviews

91 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion

 

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SOLD OUT - 2014 GRÜNER VELTLINER - K1 VINEYARD

 
 

Our second vintage release, the 2014 Grüner Veltliner has everything we love about 2013, with extra intensity and concentration.

 

The Vineyard                                                                

K1 Vineyard is owned and farmed by Geoff Hardy.

Site location: Kuitpo - Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates: -35.226406,138.668736

Planted: 2009

Elevation: 300 to 320m

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

Aspect: West facing

Harvest: 5th March 2014

Tonnes:  2.44T

 

The Winemaking

100% Adelaide Hills Grüner Veltliner.

Hand-picked and 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 16th June 2014 – 1,928 bottles

 

The Wine

This Austrian native is proving to be the superstar white variety of the Adelaide Hills, and without doubt, has found its second home.

Distinctively varietal, white pear with lifted hints of dill, celery and rocket. Packed with warm spice, pepper and pretty floral notes.The palate is lively with luscious mouthfeel and tangy acidity.

Food... Grüner Veltliner is one of the most food friendly white wines you will ever meet. Pair it with Seafood, Asian dishes, cheese, cold meat, salads, and even desert - the list goes on...

Drinking... Enjoy now or cellar to 2024.

Alcohol: 12.5% alc/vol

pH: 3.16

TA: 6.70 g/L

RS: 1.3 g/L (dry)

 

Reviews / Awards

91 points - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front

Adelaide Hills Wine Show - Gold medal

 

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SOLD OUT - 2013 GRÜNER VELTLINER - K1 VINEYARD

 
 

The Vineyard                                                                

K1 Vineyard is owned and farmed by Geoff Hardy.

Site location: Kuitpo - Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates: -35.226406,138.668736

Planted: 2009

Elevation: 300 to 320m

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

Aspect: West facing

Harvest: 7th March 2013

Tonnes:  1.93T

 

The Winemaking

100% Adelaide Hills Grüner Veltliner.

Hand-picked and 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 – 1,470 bottles

 

The Wine

This Austrian native is proving to be the superstar variety of the Adelaide Hills, and without doubt, has found its second home.

Similar in style to the Austrian classed “Federspiel” Grüner Veltliner.  Medium bodied with delicate fruit, peppery notes and a minerally backbone.

Delicate white pear and stone fruits together with warm fennel seed spice and white pepper, our Grüner has loads of interest.

The palate is all about purity of site, with textural layers, lingering acidity and spice.

Food... Grüner Veltliner loves Seafood & Asian cuisine. Pairing with cheese will really bring out the Grüner spice.

Drinking... Enjoy now or allow to mature to 2018.

Alcohol: 12.0% alc/vol

pH: 3.15

TA: 6.10 g/L

RS: 1.3 g/L (dry)

 

Reviews

95 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion

 

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