Craven Cinsaut 2021 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
R225
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91
CE
New
'From a Faure vineyard planted on granite. Destemmed to capture as much acidity as possible. Pretty aromatics including floral perfume, cherry, plum, fynbos and spice while the palate shows pure fruit, bright acidity and fine tannins. Entirely charming.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 91/100

'Uniquely to our usual red winemaking style, we destem our Cinsaut before fermentation. We find that Cinsaut has a lower acidity than Pinot Noir and Syrah, so we like to capture the little acidity that it has (whole bunch ferments tend to reduce acidity). Gentle pumpovers or punch downs are performed 1-2 times a day throughout fermentation and the resulting wine was pressed to a combination of concrete and neutral 500L barrel. We like to capture the fresher, brighter characters of Cinsaut, and thus bottle this wine earlier than our other red wines.' – Jeanine and Mick Craven, Winemakers
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Jeanine and Mick Craven
Alcohol 12.1%
Body Light-bodied
Blend information 100% Cinsault
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Cinsault
Rating CE 91
Technical analysis TA: 5.2 g/L | PH: 3.55
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 winemakers 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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