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CRFT Pinot NoirsAttention Pinofiles! We need your attention for a few moments. We may have discovered the Adelaide Hills best Pinot Noir…

CRFT is a collaboration between winemaking super-couple Candice Helbig and Frewin Ries. Together they are all about small batch, single vineyard, minimal intervention wines from the Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills and Eden Valley, but most importantly they champion the expression of individual locations within these regions.

The Adelaide Hills is where Candice and Frewin now call home. They recently purchased the Arranmore Vineyard from which they have made wine off for some years now. The Hills is also home to three Pinot Noir sites, and hence three Pinot Noir wines that each express themselves in their individual and unique way. They are one of only a few vignerons in this area who truly believe and display their belief in the terroirs of the Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills. Just one smell of each of their Pinot Noirs is testament to this.

Arranmore Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

This is CRFT’s lighter bodied more delicate and fine expression of Pinot Noir from the Arranmore Vineyard. The finer soils of this vineyard are reflective in the wine. It’s boney and lean with a nice lick of strawberry fruit and tantalising zip of natural acidity making it fresh and easy drinking.

Chapel Valley Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

The Chapel Vineyard Pinot is a prettier and more aromatic wine than the other two. Coming from an east facing cooler zone of the Piccadilly Valley this all makes sense. There are layers of fruit complexity here too, perhaps from the elongated hang time this site sees. The structure of the wine is intensified compared to that of the Arranmore with a fine tannin that builds throughout the palate.

Budenberg Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

One of my favourite expressions of Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir. The steep slope and ferrous soils from which this vineyard is planted brings about a dense wine of dark brooding fruit that manages to stay light on its feet with acidity in the foreground and tightly wound tannin in the background. I couldn’t be more excited to have this wine in-store and at our fingertips. It’s one of the best Pinot Noir’s of late.

The Adelaide Hills is where Candice and Frewin now call home. They recently purchased the Arranmore Vineyard from which they have made wine off for some years now. The Hills is also home to three Pinot Noir sites, and hence three Pinot Noir wines that each express themselves in their individual and unique way. They are one of only a few vignerons in this area who truly believe and display their belief in the terroirs of the Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills. Just one smell of each of their Pinot Noirs is testament to this.