CRFT Blefari Vineyard Chardonnay 2022


Hand picked and wild fermented in tank before transfer to oak on full solids (35% new) where it remained for seven months. Very fine, as much by virtue of its relaxed mid-weighted gait, as its tension. Yet this is tension imparted by an intuitive hand, an innate comprehension that any effete obsession with pH and the shrill acidity that it encourages is not befitting of this land. Toasted hazelnuts, apricot pith, curd and truffled cheese, not dissimilar to good meursault, as it once was. Long, nicely chewy and strident of confidence. 95 Points – Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday Wine Companion


From next door in Carey Gully, Piccadilly Valley (Adelaide Hills). Handpicked, whole-bunch pressed, wild fermented in tank then 7 months in french oak (30% new). Full solids, some stirring, wild malo and natural acid. Pure white nectarine fruit and cleansing acidity that just zips along. Winemaker’s notes



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CRFT Wines (pronounced croft) was founded in 2012 by winemakers Candice Helbig and Frewin Ries. Sourcing fruit from 10 single vineyards across the Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley, they make wines from established varietals and relative newcomers. Indeed CRFT are pioneers of Mencia and Gruner Veltliner, their’s unsurpassed in Australia.

CRFT displays the diversity of the Adelaide Hills wine region beautifully, the wines made traditionally and as naturally as possible, sulphur, the only addition. Vineyard definition is key here and the best way to taste the wines is together – to note the very real differences, even though in some cases the vineyards are separated by only a few metres.

All the CRFT wines are exceptional and cannot be beaten for their value for money. The reds, Pinot Noir, Mencia and Shiraz are generous in flavour, with sleek lines, mouthwatering acidity and long savoury tannins. They are energetic and buoyant, compact, coiled and marvelously balanced. The whites too are rich in flavour, with terrific mid-palate stuffing and long frames, carried along by minerals, texture and natural acidity.

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