- White Still, Dry
- Alex Craighead
- New Zealand, Nelson
- Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris
- 860 UAH, 977 UAH
Kindeli Otoño is a blend of Gewürztraminer (50%), Riesling (40%), and Pinot Gris (10%). Gewurztraminer was fermented on skins for five days in amphora. After pressing, Riesling and Pinot Gris juice is added to the spent skins for a day. The wines are all blended together and age in amphora for several months before being bottled, unfined, unfiltered, and without sulphur.
Kindeli wines are the product of Alex Craighead and Josefina Venturino. Alex, born in Australia and raised in New Zealand, studied wine and soon after began to travel the world to gain experience from other winemakers in various regions. That’s how he met Josefina, a landscape architect from Argentina. Eventually, they moved to New Zealand.
From day zero, they were experimenting with low intervention winemaking. In 2014 they released their first wines in Martinborough. In 2016 they moved to Nelson, where they bought an existing organic winery and vineyard. In other words, they moved from the southern part of the Northern Island to the northern part of the Southern Island. Are you confused? You shouldn’t be.
On 4.5 hectares of clay soils in Upper Moutere, Alex and Josefina cultivate 14 various varieties. In addition, they lease another three vineyards totalling another 9.5 hectares.
2023-03-28 - 7.75
Wine #3 on Oceania of Time.
A decent macerated blend of Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Grigio. Soaked apples, ginger, rose water, VA, uzvar and pencil shavings. Good tannin, a bit rough. Well made.