2022 CRFT 'Arranmore' Pinot Noir

2022 CRFT 'Arranmore' Pinot Noir


Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills

South Australia

Since we went organic, no till and dry grown, a grass sward has grown under the vines. The new and welcome competition has forced the vine roots deep into darkness of the soil profile in search of water and nutrients.

In vertical tasting of this wine, we noticed that from our first organically farmed release (2017 onwards) the wines were deeper, darker and generally more flavoursome and livelier. We feel this is a reaction to vine roots being exposed to more of the soil profile and mineral resources. The roots have now made it to the ironstone bedrock 3-5m down. Because behind the broody and dark fruit characters on the nose is an ironstone character, like the airborne smell of wet slate after a rain.

Forest floor and gamy characters lead to a structured, soft, and lengthy palate. Plenty of potential for cellaring up to 8yrs.

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