Kindeli Otoño 2021

Sale price$75.00
Sold out
Origin: Nelson, New Zealand
Grapes: Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris

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 is a wine project by Alex Craighead, one of the most brilliant natural winemakers based in New Zealand. Alex sources his grapes exclusively from organic or biodynamic vineyards and makes Kindeli wines as naturally as possible. Since 2016, Alex Craighead has been working in near-total isolation on New Zealand's South Island to create a tradition of his own, with 5 hectares planted to a cold, North-facing slope in Upper Moutere. The coast of Nelson, New Zealand, where Alex is based, looks more like Vancouver or Patagonia than Europe: windswept, wild and sparsely populated, a country of fishermen and shepherds. While his vineyard is planted to vitis vinifera, his wines don't allude to anything particularly European.