Winemakers: Sebastian Crowther & Friends
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!
2021 'Marx' Cabernet Franc & Malbec - Clare Valley, South Australia
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)
2021 'Cooper' Chardonnay - Henty, Victoria
Made with Josh Cooper and the help of all the Cooper’s at Cobaw Ridge. The fruit is from
a vineyard in Henty. Not far from Crawford River.
Whole bunch pressed into steel. Settled over night and into old oak. Fine lees, no stirring. 12 month on lees. Tiny SO2 addition. Bottled. Joy.
2021 'Cooper' Pinot Meunier - Henty, Victoria
Made with Josh Cooper and the help of all the Cooper’s at Cobaw Ridge. The fruit is from a vineyard in Henty. Not far from Crawford River.
20% Whole bunch, the rest is de-stemmed (whole berry). Fermented on skins for 2 weeks (wild fermented). Pressed in to old puncheons with nothing added except small amount of So2 at bottling