About The Wine
Candice and Frewin have a particular fascination with Grüner Veltliner, and are probably the first Australian producer to explore 'sub-regionality' with the variety.
This comes from Geoff Hardy's famed KI Vineyard in the Adelaide Hills, and is a wonderfully pure and pristine expression of Grüner. It's early-picked and definitely a wine driven by acid and refreshment rather than overt flavour. Aside from a small amount of lees contact to add texture, the focus here is on clean and pure fruit.
As always with CRFT's wines there is precious little added to the wines, and it is vegan-friendly. Grüner is a grape excelling in the Adelaide Hills, and no one executes it with more thought and care than CRFT. Give it a go!
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.