SOLD OUT - CRFT 2018 Grüner Veltliner – The 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: 6th March 2018

Tonnes: 2.3T

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

 

The Winemaking               

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

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

Short period of skin-contact followed by wild fermentation on full solids. Fermented in stainless steel and unoaked.

Some light lees stirring prior to settling in tank.

Unfined, unfiltered, vegan. Some light lees present.

Bottled July 2018, 152 dozen produced.

The Wine                                 

Ripe white pear and white nectarine, with the perfumed lift of sweet-blossom nectar. Textural with mouth-coating oiliness, yet crisp with fresh acidity. Fresh quince and anise spice in abundance, this wine just goes on and on.

Drinking: Ready to drink on release, cellar for up to 10 years. Possibly longer.

Alcohol: 13.5 % alc/vol

Sugar/GF: Dry / GF <0.1g/L

RRP: $29

Release: October 26th 2018

 

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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 - 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 - 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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