About The Wine
Barossa Shiraz plays very nicely when in the hands of winemakers from cooler climates.
Here, Candice and Frewin handle the fruit of Andy Kalleske with aplomb. Yes, it's a ripe, richly flavoured wine but it's also tempered by savoury elements.
The couple describe the 2015 release as "Dark and bold, yet elegant and feminine, she is all power and soul."
It's a great thing to drink, now or in a decade's time.
As Campbell Mattinson mentioned in his 93 point review, "Fair to say there’s a lot of pleasure to be tucked into here."
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.