Craven Chenin Blanc Karibib Vineyard 2021 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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‘Citrus, white peach, cut apple and a little earthiness on the nose. The palate has a great core of fruit, snappy acidity and a salty finish. Tightly wound and intricate, a pleasure to drink.’ – Christiaan Eedes,, 92/100

'Chenin blanc is a variety that we have always wanted to work with, but were waiting for the right vineyard to come along. Towards the end of 2015, we came across a beautiful site up on the Polkadraai Hills. This fauxbushvine vineyard had been farmed for sweet wine production, and the farmer was happy that a few us were excited to make some dry wine out of it! A little bit of TLC and we had a special block on our hands. We whole-bunch press this wine to 500L barrels, where it is left to ferment naturally. We let the wine complete malolactic fermentation and stabilise itself, and the wine is then left on the lees for around 4 months before its first racking. It spends a total of 9 months in barrel before bottling.' – Craven Wine

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Mick and Jeanine Craven
Alcohol 12.56%
Blend information 100% Chenin Blanc
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Chenin Blanc
Rating CE 92
Producer information 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. Producing single-vineyard wines only, these 2 Stellenbosch revolutionaries know their vineyards like the back of their hands. 'Craven is one of the most interesting wine projects in South Africa. It's part of the rediscovery of the best vineyard sites in Stellenbosch that's currently underway, with a whole group of young guns looking to find the gems and make interesting wines from them,' says Jamie Goode.
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