2015 CRFT Budenberg Vineyard Pinot Noir

Adelaide Hills, SA

The most powerful of the CRFT Single Vineyard Pinot Noir. A wine of intensity and drive.



About The Wine

Of the suite of CRFT Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs, the Budenberg is the most structural.

This Piccadilly vineyard is littered with pieces of ironstone, blue stone and some quartz. These soils yield tight, dense punches with amazing power and concentration. As with all of the CRFT wines, this Pinot is made with delicate hands in the winery, with the emphasis being on capturing the essence of this unique vineyard.

It is also unfined, unfiltered and vegan-friendly. The 2015 release is a wine of what you might call 'quiet intensity'.

It is always the first of these wines to sell out and with only 138 dozen produced this year, you'll have to be quick if you want the chance to try this lovely wine.

About CRFT

The CRFT story is an exciting, and ambitious one.

Husband and wife team of Frewin Ries and Candice Helbig both gained extensive winemaking experience for large companies like Cloudy Bay (Frewin) and Hardys (Helbig), before launching into CRFT with the 2013 vintage.

They only produce tiny volumes of all their wines, and their philosophy is all about minimally interfered with single vineyard wines that truly express the different sub-regions of the Adelaide Hills.

They have purchased a vineyard in the Adelaide Hills and continue to work with trusted local growers to produce their high quality, highly characterful wines.

Candice & Frewin with their dogs Tumby & Angus
Candice & Frewin with their dogs Tumby & Angus
Adelaide Hills, SA

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Darker forest berries, exotic spices, anise, cardamon and some purple flowers. It's a more tightly coiled wine which tenses up then explodes on the palate. Richly flavoured, it ripples with fantastic, commanding tannins of iron and minerals. Great wine. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

Budenberg Vineyard is managed and farmed by Mark Whisson and owned by Ian and Rosie Budenberg.

Site location: Piccadilly Valley – Adelaide Hills Map coordinates: -34.97274,138.744384

Soil: Clay loam and shale with a mix of large pieces ironstone, blue stone and some quartz. An incredibly steep and rocky site.

Hand-picked, gentle destem to retain whole berries with 20% whole bunches, 5 day cold soak prior to fermentation in stainless steel. Gentle hand plunge twice daily, allowing ferment temperature to peak at 30°C, 14 days on skins. Matured for 10 months in 100% French oak barrels, 15% new oak, lees stirred in barrel for 2 months. Unfined, unfiltered, vegan.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Delivery Information

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This will all be automatically applied to your cart during the checkout process. So for example, if you create a cart with a total of $310, your final price at checkout will be $290. The discount will generally be applied to the first item in the cart. For very large wholesale or function orders (weddings etc) we are always happy to negotiate on a case by case basis. Don't hesitate to contact us.