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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SOLD OUT - 2013 PINOT NOIR - BUDENBERG VINEYARD

 
 

The Vineyard                                  

Budenberg Vineyard is owned by Ian and Rosie Budenberg and farmed by Mark Whisson.

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

Soil: Clay loam and shale with a mix of large pieces ironstone, blue stone and some quartz. An incredibly steep and rocky site.

Aspect: East facing

Rows:  19, 37-44, 66-69, 74-76.

Harvest: 20th March 2013

Tonnes: 2.25T

 

The Winemaking                               

Hand-picked and destemmed to an open-top fermenter with 20% whole bunches, followed by a 5 day cold soak prior to fermentation.

Gently hand plunged twice daily, with the ferment temperature peaking at 30°C.

Basket pressed directly to oak for 10 months maturation, 100% French, 40% new oak.

Unfined, unfiltered and vegan.

Bottled 25th February 2014 – 1,866 bottles

 

The Wine                               

The pickers always complain about picking this vineyard and rightly so – this block is steep & it’s a big hill to climb for not many bunches of grapes.

Complex and intriguing, raspberry fruits with Kaffir lime leaf. This masculine Pinot shows well-structured tannins and a solid minerality, you can almost taste the ironstone.

Drinking... Drink now or cellar for 10+ years.

Alcohol 13.5% alc/vol

 

Reviews                             

93 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion

93 points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

92 points - Huon Hooke

 

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SOLD OUT - 2013 PINOT NOIR - ARRANMORE VINEYARD

 
 

The Vineyard                                  

Arranmore Vineyard is owned and farmed by Darren and Tatum Pye.

Site location: Piccadilly Valley – Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates: -34.969100, 138.760644

Clones: 114 and 115

Planted: 1998

Elevation: 545 meters

Soil: Rich dark loam with clay and gravel mix, small pieces of quartz and ironstone sprinkled throughout.

Aspect: East facing

Harvest: 19th March 2013

Tonnes: 2.25T

                   

The Winemaking                                  

Hand-picked and destemmed to an open-top fermenter with 20% whole bunches, followed by a 6 day cold soak prior to fermentation.

Gently hand plunged twice daily, with the ferment temperature peaking at 30°C.

Basket pressed direct to oak for 10 months maturation, 100% French, 40% new oak.

Unfined, unfiltered and vegan.

Bottled 25th February 2014 – 1,842 bottles

 

The Wine                                

From this cool and unforgiving site comes a wine of generosity, warmth and spice. Perfumed and lifted with violets, dark cherry fruit and savory notes.

A textural swept palate, with concentrated fruit and silky tannins.

Drinking... Drink now or cellar for 10+ years.

Alcohol 13.5% alc/vol

 

Reviews                                                      

95 points - Huon Hooke

94 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion

92+ points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

 

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SOLD OUT - 2013 PINOT NOIR - CHAPEL VALLEY VINEYARD

 
 

The Vineyard                                  

Chapel Valley Vineyard is owned and farmed by Sam Virgara.

Site location: Piccadilly Valley – Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates: -34.974428,138.737142

Clones: 114 & 115

Planted: 2000

Elevation: 490 meters

Soil: Dark loam and clay at the top of the slope, going to grey sandy loam towards bottom of the rows, gravel mix, clay subsoil.

Aspect: South facing

Harvest: 14th March 2013

Tonnes: 2.35T

 

The Winemaking                               

Hand-picked and destemmed to an open-top fermenter with 20% whole bunches, followed by a 4 day cold soak prior to fermentation.

Gently hand plunged twice daily, with the ferment temperature peaking at 30°C.

Basket pressed directly to oak for 10 months maturation, 100% French, 35% new oak.

Unfined, unfiltered and vegan.

Bottled 25th February 2014 – 2,232 bottles

 

The Wine                                 

Tucked away on a south facing slope, this cold, sandy block delivers a unique mix of Mulberry, spearmint and orange peel.

The thirst quenching acidity and minerally tannins will keep you craving for more.

Drinking...Drink now or cellar to 2025.

Alcohol 13.5% alc/vol

Bottled 25th February 2014 – 2,232 bottles

 

Reviews                                 

95 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion

94 points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

 

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SOLD OUT - 2013 SHIRAZ - LITTLE HILL VINEYARD

 
 

The Vineyard                      

Little Hill Vineyard is owned and farmed by John and Al Shobbrook.

Site location: Seppeltsfield – Barossa Valley

Map coordinates: -34.501853,138.915622

Clone: 1654

Planted: 1998

Elevation: 241 meters

Soil: Heavy, dense dark brown and red clay soil over limestone.

Aspect: West facing

Rows:  30-35

Harvest: 21st February 2013

Tonnes: 1.92T

 

The Winemaking                       

Hand-picked and destemmed to an open-top tank for fermentation and gently hand plunged two to three times daily.

Basket pressed directly to oak for 11 months maturation - 60% French, 40% American, with 75% new oak.

Unfined, unfiltered and vegan.

Bottled 25th February 2014 – 1,476 bottles

 

The Wine                      

Like a hug from your mum, this west facing block yields a warm, generous and giving wine. Packed with warm spices, dark fruits, vanilla and good manners.

Drinking...Drink now or cellar to 2028.

Alcohol 14.5% alc/vol

 

Reviews                      

95 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion

93 points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

 

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SOLD OUT - 2013 SHIRAZ - CEMETERY VINEYARD

 
 

The Vineyard                              

Cemetery Vineyard is owned and farmed by Andy Kalleske and his parents.

Site location: Ebenezer – Barossa Valley

Map coordinates: -34.400246,139.001391

Clone: 1654

Planted: 1998

Elevation: 280 meters

Soil: Clay loam topsoil over deep red clay – the ancient tight red clays restrict vine growth and increase the intensity of flavour and colour in the fruit.

Aspect: North west facing

Rows: 25 to 28

Harvest: 21st February 2013

Tonnes: 2.12T

 

The Winemaking                              

Destemmed to an open-top tank for fermentation and gently hand plunged two to three times daily.

Basket pressed directly to oak for 11 months maturation - 60% French, 40% American, with 60% new oak.

Unfined, unfiltered and vegan.

Bottled 25th February 2014 – 1,788 bottles

 

The Wine                            

A block with roots in our family tree, sitting just a stone’s throw from the cemetery where Candice’s great-grandparents are buried in the ancient clay of Ebenezer.

Cardamom, tar, blackberry jam, and intensely rich fruit – classic Ebenezer through and through.

Drinking...Ready for drinking upon release or cellar for 20+ years.

Alcohol 15% alc/vol

 

Reviews                             

94 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion

92 points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

 

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2013 SHIRAZ - FECHNER VINEYARD

 
 

The Vineyard                                  

Fechner Vineyard is owned and farmed by brothers Michael Fechner and Graeme Fechner near Moculta in the northern end of the Eden Valley.

The Fechner Vineyard is unique, being one of only a few eastern facing vineyards in the Eden Valley region. The eastern slope which offers cooler daytime temperatures, together with higher altitude and cool valley winds produces optimum growing conditions for Shiraz.

Site location: Moculta, Eden Valley

Map coordinates: -34.475005,139.071367

Clone: 1654

Planted: 1999

Elevation: 345 meters

Soil: Broken grey schist integrated with shallow limestone and red clay, very complex and ancient soil.

Aspect: East-facing

Rows:  35 to 37

Harvest: February 23, 2013

Tonnes:  1.90T

 

The Winemaking                                  

Hand-picked and destemmed to an open-top tank for fermentation and gently hand plunged two to three times daily.

Basket pressed directly to oak for 11 months maturation - 55% French, 45% American, with 75% new oak.

Unfined, unfiltered and vegan.

Bottled 25th February 2014 – 1,566 bottles

 

The Wine                                  

Over the last 900 million years a large chunk of dolomite was pushed up into the landscape at Penrice, crumbling all the land around it.

Next to this in the rich, complex gravel the Fechner Vineyard produces a deep and concentrated wine with immense spices and 900 million years’ worth of minerality. Elegant and deep to the core.

Drinking... Ready for drinking upon release or cellar for 20+ years.

Alcohol 13.5% alc/vol

 

Reviews                                 

96 POINTS - James Halliday's Wine Companion Magazine (May 2015)

"Matured in 55% French, 45% American oak (75% new); grown on 900-millionyear- old gravel soils. As far removed from the Cemetery Vineyard Ebenezer Shiraz as the sun from the moon, this is all about elegance and intensity, with fruit and oak spices to the fore, but leaving ample opportunity for the tangy cherry, plum and blackberry fruits to state their case. 131 dozen made. 13.5% alc, cellar to 2033."
James Halliday's Wine Companion Magazine - Top Cellaring Selections 2015

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92 points - Huon Hooke, Silver Ribbon, August 2015.

Awarded #11 of 50 2013 Shiraz wines tasted from Barossa.

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94 points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

 

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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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