Crowther Collective
Cabernet Franc / Malbec 2021
Clare Valley, South Australia

$60.00

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Style: Red: Perfumed, medium plus body, silky

Producer: Crowther Collective

Region: Clare Valley

Grape: Cabernet Franc / Malbec

Vintage: 2021

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Old Barrels

Alcohol: 13.5%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: Made with Ben Marx (Senior Winemaker at Jim Barry) Cabernet Franc 75% Off a vineyard on Trillians Hill Road. This is a vineyard that Ben Marx owns. It’s at the meeting point of Watervale, Polish Hill and White Hut. Fermented in open top fermenters, 5 weeks on skins. Basket pressed, settled over night and racked to old wood for MLF (no SO2 until bottling). Malbec 25% – From the Hanlin Hill vineyard (famed for Petaluma Riesling site). 3 weeks on skins post fermnet. Sealed top. Basket pressed, settled over night and racked to old wood for MLF (no SO2 until bottling).

Incredible perfume and lift from the wine – the fruit is unbelievably attractive! The palate has good weight and structure. Will keep in the cellar, but is a joy to drink right now! Fine tannin. Great structure.

Sebastian Crowther MS

Producer Profile

Crowther Collective is the brainchild of me, Sebastian Crowther. Realising that I would never have enough time to committ to doing a full vintage and bring to life my dream of making my own wine, I decided to team up with some talented friends to make it happen. The winemakers who have helped me with this project have their surnames on the front – ‘Marx’ & ‘Cooper’ etc. For their love, care and work I am very grateful!

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Review

Style: Red: Perfumed, medium plus body, silky

Producer: Crowther Collective

Region: Clare Valley

Grape: Cabernet Franc / Malbec

Vintage: 2021

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Old Barrels

Alcohol: 13.5%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: Made with Ben Marx (Senior Winemaker at Jim Barry) Cabernet Franc 75% Off a vineyard on Trillians Hill Road. This is a vineyard that Ben Marx owns. It’s at the meeting point of Watervale, Polish Hill and White Hut. Fermented in open top fermenters, 5 weeks on skins. Basket pressed, settled over night and racked to old wood for MLF (no SO2 until bottling). Malbec 25% – From the Hanlin Hill vineyard (famed for Petaluma Riesling site). 3 weeks on skins post fermnet. Sealed top. Basket pressed, settled over night and racked to old wood for MLF (no SO2 until bottling).

Incredible perfume and lift from the wine – the fruit is unbelievably attractive! The palate has good weight and structure. Will keep in the cellar, but is a joy to drink right now! Fine tannin. Great structure.

Sebastian Crowther MS