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CRFT Budenberg Pinot Noir 2016

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One of my favourite Australian Pinot Noir for the year. Big call, I know! A single vineyard Pinot Noir planted to the usually floral/pretty clones, 114 &115, on an east-facing ironstone riddled site. This is the Pinot-files Pinot Noir. The soil and the aspect seem to be the most dominating feature of this wine. It's layered and complex flavour profile is followed by a tightly wound structure of acidity and mouth enveloping tannin. Even though the fruit profile isn't Burgundian the structure of the wine is. Drink and enjoy from now until 2025 to get the most out of it. - Chris L

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CRFT Wines express the place where it started and the uniqueness that comes from individual sites. Each wine is made from grapes picked from a single vineyard and every bottle becomes an honest reflection of that one specific location, an untarnished sample of soil and season.

CRFT sources fruit from seven vineyards across the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley and Eden Valley. Just two to three tonnes are picked from each block and wines are produced in small batches of about 2,000 bottles.

The winemaking philosophy is simple: preserve what the vineyard grew and create balance and harmony, leaving a minimal winemaking footprint.

Founded in 2012, CRFT is the culmination of a long-held dream between winemakers Candice Helbig and Frewin Ries, who met in 2005 and married in 2014.

They wanted to champion the incredible diversity of soils and climates across South Australia’s sub-regions, at times even in sites separated by just a few kilometres.

Candice and Frewin had also developed a shared obsession with single vineyard Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Travelling through Austria in 2009 cemented their love for the Austrian variety Grüner Veltliner, then uncommon in the Adelaide Hills. And they thought they’d have a bit of fun with Gewürz, showing it as a fresh and lively dry-style wine.

These four varieties became the foundation for the first eight wines released by CRFT Wines from the 2013 vintage. The range will be extended in the future, with a particular focus on single vineyard Pinot Noir and Grüner Veltliner.

Candice and Frewin live in Carey Gully in the Adelaide Hills with their two labradors, Angus and Tumby.

- Winery Note

Additional Information

Volume (ml)750ml
Winemaking PracticesMinimal Intervention
Vineyard PracticesMinimal Intervention
Product typeWine Red Pinot Noir
RegionSouth Australia
Sub-RegionAdelaide Hills

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