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Clairette Blanche

Craven, Clairette Blanche 2016

R155

8 in stock

Notes

The latest Craven wines excite with their verve and keen sense of balance. As Stellenbosch revolutionaries, Mick and Jeanine Craven’s constant experimentation and their willingness to fight for great little parcels, have made them the poster couple for bringing whole-bunch, skin contact, early picking and all things geeky to Stellenbosch. These Young Gunners are the Stellenbosch champions of light, yet complex wines.

The Craven Clairette Blanche 2016 is their established white and comes off a small 35-year-old block in the Polkadraai Hills. It celebrates the delicate aromas and bright acidity of Clairette but with a gentle length on the palate courtesy of partial skin contact. In a word: ‘Smashable,’ says Christian Eedes.

'Mick and Jeanine Craven of Craven Wines differentiate themselves by working exclusively with vineyards in the very grand appellation which is Stellenbosch but then apply resolutely new-wave methodology – early picking and very often whole-bunch fermentation being particular hallmarks of their approach. 60% skin-fermented. Citrus and stone fruit on the nose and palate. Light, fresh and entirely smashable.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za 87/100

The latest Craven wines excite with their verve and keen sense of balance. As Stellenbosch revolutionaries, Mick and Jeanine Craven’s constant experimentation and their willingness to fight for great little parcels, have made them the poster couple for bringing whole-bunch, skin contact, early picking and all things geeky to Stellenbosch. These Young Gunners are the Stellenbosch champions of light, yet complex wines.

The Craven Clairette Blanche 2016 is their established white and comes off a small 35-year-old block in the Polkadraai Hills. It celebrates the delicate aromas and bright acidity of Clairette but with a gentle length on the palate courtesy of partial skin contact. In a word: ‘Smashable,’ says Christian Eedes.

'Mick and Jeanine Craven of Craven Wines differentiate themselves by working exclusively with vineyards in the very grand appellation which is Stellenbosch but then apply resolutely new-wave methodology – early picking and very often whole-bunch fermentation being particular hallmarks of their approach. 60% skin-fermented. Citrus and stone fruit on the nose and palate. Light, fresh and entirely smashable.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za 87/100

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Country

ZA

Region

Stellenbosch

Style

White

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