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 - 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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