Without doubt, the most fabulous, interesting and delicious wine discovery of 2022. So far! White wine made from pinot noir is rare, Whisson Lake do one as does Felton Road, but this is far and away the best I have tasted. A vinous baked American cheesecake with a summer berry compote. Juicy, creamy and tangy. Rich, absorbing, complex and decadent. Intense aromas of pomegranate, cream, raspberry, strawberry roses. Hedonistic palate, effortless and poised, textural and creamy. Pomegranates, apricots, kirsch, plums and blueberries. It’s so awesome! Waters Wine Co
Pinot Noir is grown specifically for this wine. Whole-bunch pressed, wild ferment in tank before spending 7 months in old french barrels with occasional stirring. Showing a slightly copper hue with rosewater aromatics and rich quince fruit flavours. Super textural with loads of complexity.100% NASAA Certified Organic Piccadilly Valley Pinot. Winemaker’s notes
Out of stockProducer: CRFT Wines
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.