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Kindeli Verano - 2021

Alex Craighead

3.70 / 5.0

rose still, dry
Nelson, New Zealand
Riesling, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir
860 UAH, 977 UAH
not available
Alex Craighead Kindeli Verano 2021

Alex went a little crazy with this cuvée; he wanted to mix every single grape he grows to get a wine that would represent a complete image of the terroir he works with. On this wine every fermentation technique has been used: carbonic, destemmed, whole cluster, and so on. The refinement took place in stainless steel tanks, oak barrels and amphora. The wine was bottled without clarification, filtration or added SO2SO_2.


3.70 / 5.0750 ml@Wix Kyiv Office · Rose Petals Party Vol. 2

Alex Craighead and his crazy tricks. My outcast of the evening. Why? Well, it's mineral in a bad way. A reminiscent of spoiled stream with notes of rotten eggs and copper. A bit of fruit. A bit of VA. It's acidity is fine as it was elevated by VA. But nothing really fascinating.

Wine #2 on Rose Petals Party Vol. 2 event.

Alex Craighead

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.